OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

High Risk Pregnancy

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, or Perinatology, is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology focusing on women with complex, high-risk pregnancies. Our care focuses on both the mom and the baby.

We care for women who have their own individual health complications before, throughout, and/or following their pregnancies.  

  • Diabetes while pregnant  – gestational diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes,and pre-diabetes
  • Advanced age
  • Chronic hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Genetic disorders

We also care for healthy women whose babies have high risk concerns.

  • Birth defects
  • Abnormalities

Our Services

Our care is aimed at the best outcomes for every pregnancy.  This involves many different kinds of tests and procedures.  Not all patients need all of these services, but following are many of the specialized types of care we provide...

  • Blood sugar control
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Ultrasound
  • Fetal blood sampling or transfusion
  • First Trimester screening
  • Genetic Amniocentesis
  • Preconceptual counseling

Our Team

Our physicians have advanced training in medical, surgical, and genetic pregnancy complications. We work closely with our patients' obstetric doctors . Our team also works with adult and pediatric specialists in other areas to manage any problems that may impact a patient's pregnancy.  

Our perinatologists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine are:

Dr. Gross.jpgThomas L. Gross, MD Dr. Leonardi.jpgMichael R. Leonardi, MD Dr. Renfroe.jpgYolanda R. Renfroe, MD

In addition to our physicians, you may be helped by our advanced practice nurse, diabetic educators, dietitians, nurses and sonographers. We are all here to share our expertise to help you have the best outcomes possible.