Maternal Fetal Medicine Program
For pregnant women with complex conditions, an added level of reassurance.
Women who have obstetrical risk factors due to age, family history, or previous medical concerns have access to a Mass General maternal fetal medicine specialist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Maternal fetal medicine specialists at Cooley Dickinson are available for office consultations for women who meet the criteria for high risk pregnancies. They offer detailed anatomical survey ultrasounds (level 2 ultrasounds) and consultation for high-risk pregnancies. Appointments are offered at the Women’s Health hospital-based Northampton office.
Maternal fetal medicine specialists also act as liaisons between Mass General’s and Cooley Dickinson’s obstetrical departments. As a leader in diagnostic ultrasound, Mass General was among New England’s first hospitals to offer first-trimester screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities.
About Our Specialists
Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH is a perinatologist (obstetrician for high risk pregnancies) at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She specializes in preterm birth, cervical incompetence, Zika exposure in pregnancy, infectious disease complications of pregnancy, advanced maternal age in pregnancy, vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), cardiac disease and hypertension in pregnancy, ultrasound and fetal imaging. She received her MD from the UC Davis School of Medicine, completed a residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and a fellowship at Mass General Hospital. She speaks Russian in addition to English.
Sarah N. Bernstein, MD also specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has expertise in obstetric ultrasound, diabetes in pregnancy, virtual visits, prenatal testing and diagnosis, and substance use disorders in pregnancy. She earned her medical degree at the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, performed her residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and completed a fellowship at Magee Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.