Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and delicate times in a woman’s life, so it takes someone special to be there for her every step of the way. Be there for women throughout their pregnancies and start browsing for maternal fetal medicine physician jobs today. Maternal fetal medicine physicians care for women who are considered high-risk during their pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies can happen for a variety of reasons, from pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, to unique pregnancies, such as twins. MFM doctors provide prenatal care, help manage any health problems that exist or develop throughout the pregnancy, monitor the baby’s development and growth, and deliver the baby. Although childbirth is a happy time, it can also be very scary if complications arise. The ideal candidate to work as a MFM physician should be a strong communicator, compassionate and understanding. They should also pay close attention to detail and be able to remain calm in potentially emotional and stressful situations.
To work as a Maternal fetal medicine physician, you should have a medical degree in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to studying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, you should also take additional courses and a fellowship in order to be fully qualified to work with high-risk pregnant women. You will also need to be licensed to practice in the state of which you are employed. MFM doctors are also known as obstetricians or high-risk pregnancy doctors. Maternal fetal medicine physician jobs are available across the U.S., so start your search today!