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Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (MFMS)

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (MFMS) provides multi-disciplinary care, with medical and midwifery experts providing diagnosis, surveillance, management and care for women whose pregnancies are complicated by maternal and/or fetal conditions.

Welcome to The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Our MFM service provides multi-disciplinary care, with medical and midwifery experts providing comprehensive diagnosis, ongoing surveillance, management and care for women whose pregnancies are significantly complicated by maternal and/or fetal (babies) conditions. We aim to work together with you and your family to ensure that the care provided for you meets your needs.

Referrals for care to our service may include complex maternal medical conditions, complicated multiple pregnancies, fetal conditions comprising structural abnormalities, severe fetal growth restriction, pregnancies requiring fetal therapy and genetic syndromes, allommunisation and congenital infection.

The MFM service provides a Monday – Friday outpatient service and 24 hour inpatient care. Where suitable we offer one off consultation, Shared Care or total care within the Maternal Fetal Medicine Service. Please ensure that all information is included as per the MFM referral request to ensure timely coordination of care.

The MFM Service at the Women’s and Children Hospital is the recognised Tertiary Maternal Fetal Medicine referral service not only for South Australia but also for western NSW, western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

It is also the only Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) recognized sub-specialist training site for Maternal-Fetal Medicine trainees in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Members of the MFM Service are affiliated with the University of Adelaide and with The Robinson Research Institute.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service has provided a standalone service at WCHN since 2012. Over this time, we have experienced a continual growth in the requirement for care as the advances in prenatal imaging, genomics and screening continue to develop.

How to access this service

Making an appointment

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service will arrange an appointment following the completion of a formal referral for care. Health professionals can find our referral form below.

Hours

Maternal Fetal Medicine Outpatient Clinics: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 4pm

Maternal Fetal Medicine provides inpatient care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Location

2nd Floor Queen Victoria Building

Further Information

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Other web sites

Social support

Bereavement support and counselling

Contact

Phone

MFM Reception: (08) 8161 9263

MFM Midwifery Coordinator: (08) 8161 8455

MFM Consultant on call: via the WCH switchboard – (08) 8161 7000

MFM Registrar on call: via the WCH switchboard – (08) 8161 7000

Email

healthcywhsmfmcoordinator@sa.gov.au

Fax

08 8161 9264

Staff

Staff

Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultants

  • Dr Peter Muller MFM Clinical Lead - BA, MD, FACOG, FRANZCOG, CMFM
  • Professor Jodie Dodd MBBS, PhD, FRANZCOG, DDU, CMFM
  • Associate Professor Christopher Wilkinson B Med, FRANZCOG, CMFMS, MPH, DFM, DDU
  • Dr Amanda Poprzeczny MBBS, B.Med. Sc ( HONS), FRANZCOG, Clinical Academic

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow

  • Dr Aimee Woods

Obstetricians

  • Dr Rachel Earl FRANZCOG, BMBS (Hons), BSc (Hons)
  • Dr Victoria Snowball FRANZCOG, MBBS, BMedSc, MPH &TM
  • Dr Jane Woolcock BMBS, BSc, BMus, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU

Physician

  • Dr Mark Morton MBBS, FRACP

Maternal Fetal Medicine Midwifery

  • RM/RN Tina Bode Midwifery Unit Manager
  • RM/RN Kathy Lynch Assistant Midwifery Unit Manager

MFM Administration

  • Ms Claire Beaumont

For Health Professionals

Referral information

Please ensure that the MFM referral is completed correctly to ensure timely triage. We ask that those women referred for pregnancy care have a dating scan attended prior to referral. For all women referred for Diagnostic Testing Blood group, antibodies and serology must be included.