Maternal Fetal Medicine | Memorial Health System has a group of highly trained physicians who specialize in high risk pregnancies.The experienced professionals at Memorial’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center understand that being told you or your baby have a higher-than-normal risk for complications during pregnancy may be worrisome. High-risk pregnancies need to be monitored more closely by a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, a physician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
For Drs. Laura Klein, Amie Hollard and Gene LaMonica, there is no greater satisfaction than a successful outcome to a high-risk pregnancy in which either the mother has a medical problem – diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure - or carries a child with a medical problem.
Memorial Health System’s Maternal Fetal Medicine program is the largest in southern Colorado. Together, the team of physicians delivers 400 babies each year. Some of the babies have been born as early as 23 weeks – and survived.
Memorial’s Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists are backed up by a team of neonatologists at Memorial Hospital for Children. Having these highly specialized physicians available around-the-clock provides a safety net in southern Colorado for both the mother and child. Memorial has outreach clinics for mothers who have high-risk pregnancies in Pueblo, LaJunta/Lamar and Alamosa so that women who live outside of Colorado Springs may be monitored more closely by one of Memorial’s perinatologists.
• Diagnostic Fetal Ultrasound
• Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling
• Antepartum Fetal Assessment
• Genetic Counseling
• Perinatal Consultation
Meet Memorial’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists:
Laura Klein, M.D.
Dr. Klein is medical director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Memorial Health System. She is board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has served as Medical Director for the Memorial Star Transport high risk obstetric transport team at Memorial Health System since 2007. Dr. Klein graduated and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her research interests during fellowship centered on the relationship between infection and preterm birth. She was named “Best Young Investigator’’ by the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology and received the E. Stuart Taylor Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Chief Resident at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Amie Hollard, M.D.
Dr. Hollard is director of perinatal ultrasound at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Memorial. She is board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Hollard is the author of numerous articles and has lectured at national conferences. She graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hollard completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of California, Irvine.
Gene LaMonica, M.D.
Dr. LaMonica is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and trained in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. LaMonica is also trained in anatomic and clinical pathology and in family practice medicine. He completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has presented at numerous medical conferences.