Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The division specializes in complete care of obstetrical patients with medical or surgical complications during pregnancy. The group of physicians supervises a busy antepartum service, providing critical care to obstetrical patients, targeted perinatal sonography and antepartum testing and techniques to manage complications of pregnancy. Physicians in the division work in conjunction with neonatologists, geneticists and obstetrical anesthesiologists to provide comprehensive care to mother and infant.

Specialty Services

  • Perinatal Center
    Loyola University Health System (Loyola) is a state-designated perinatal center providing coordinated high-risk obstetrical and neonatal services for some of the most difficult cases in Illinois. The center serves eight regional hospitals improving survival rates and reducing mortality of high-risk babies born to mothers who many have medical or surgical complications.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    The unit has one of the state’s highest survival rates for low birth-weight infants.
  • Obstetrical Intensive Care Unit
    One of the few in the United States, this dedicated unit provides critical care for the mother and unborn fetus.
  • Fetal Assessment Center
    The center offers leading-edge prenatal diagnosis capabilities.
  • Genetic Counseling
    Complete perinatal genetic counseling services are available with certified genetic counselors, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and pediatric geneticists.

Research


Research interests include tocolytic therapies, multi-fetal pregnancies and autoimmune disorders, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, growth restriction and cerebral palsy.

Locations and Contacts


A full spectrum of maternal-fetal medicine services is available in Maywood at:

Services are also offered at the following Loyola sites:

Faculty

Jean Ricci Goodman, MD

Professor

Clinical Expertise

  • Perinatal Ultrasound
  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Ann Lal, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor

Clinical Expertise

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy


Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Paula Melone, DO, FACOG

Assistant Professor

Clinical Expertise

  • Abnormal Placentas
  • Adherent Placentas
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Critical Care Obstetrics
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Ultrasound in Pregnancy
  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Nicole Sprawka, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor

Clinical Expertis

  • Genetic and Birth Defects

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Thaddeus Waters, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Expertise

  • Chorionic villous sampling
  • Fetal growth restrictions
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm birth
  • Medical Problems in Pregnancy

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center