Maternal Fetal Medicine

South Nassau Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

The Maternal Fetal Medicine program at South Nassau Communities Hospital includes some of the area’s leading specialists in high-risk pregnancies.

From counseling before conception, to monitoring of your entire pregnancy, the staff at South Nassau Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine offers experience and expertise to ensure the best possible health for you and your baby.

Every day, our team of experts in high-risk pregnancies helps women who have:

  • Any pre-existing medical condition
  • History of pre-term birth
  • Cervical disorders
  • Blood-clotting disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and other symptoms related to pregnancy)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung disease
  • Medication exposure
  • Fetal Anomalies

Ultrasound Services
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create a 2D or 3D image of the uterus, cervix, placenta and fetus in order to monitor your pregnancy. They will typically be performed a handful of times throughout your pregnancy. They can be performed either abdominally or transvaginally. You may receive either a 2D or 3D ultrasound depending on your individual case and needs. Ultrasound can be used to evaluate fetal well-being, detect fetal anomalies and monitor your baby’s growth.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Additional Services

Genetic Counseling and Testing
Genetic counseling and testing, typically done through blood tests, provides information and support to women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to discuss possible genetic risks. By identifying these risk factors, such as advanced maternal age, inherited illnesses and disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and recurrent miscarriages, we can create the best possible care plans for our patients. When needed, invasive procedures are available.

Diabetes Education
Managing your diabetes can be difficult, especially when you’re pregnant. By working with one of our Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), you can get the support you need. Our professionals will help you understand the basics of managing your diabetes and provide medical and nutritional education that meets patients’ individual needs.

Pediatric Cardiology
If needed, we offer fetal echocardiography, a specialized ultrasound that allows the physician to see the structure and function of your unborn child’s heart, in order to detect possible congenital heart defects or disease.

About the Physicians

Dina El Kady, MD, FACOG

Dina El Kady, MD, FACOG

Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. El Kady is board-certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology and has over 15 years of experience in the high-risk field. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Jonathan Y. Rosner, MD

Jonathan Y. Rosner, MD
Dr. Rosner is board-certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Rosner completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and his fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is the Chair of the Obstetrical Performance Improvement Committee.

Our Nursing Team

Our MFM nursing team consists of highly qualified, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. This skilled Fetal Monitoring Certified nursing staff assists the physician with fetal monitoring, administering medications, blood tests, collecting specimens, educating mothers and coordinating care plans for both mother and fetus, in order to ensure the best possible treatments.

Our Sonographers
Our MFM sonographers have advanced knowledge regarding various fetal conditions and anomalies and are skilled in identifying high-risk fetal conditions. They are registered in Obstetrical Imaging and credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Our Ultrasound Lab is AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) certified.

Care that Makes a Difference
During all stages of development before your baby is born, we use advanced technology and tools, such as ultrasound, to monitor your baby’s development. You and your unborn child have the support of a team of well-respected experts in high-risk pregnancies, to help monitor your pregnancy alongside your obstetrician.

South Nassau Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine
8 Oceanside Rd
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 632-4636
Directions

The Center is located across from the Hospital. Free parking is available underneath the building.

Maternal Fetal Medicine services are covered by most insurance plans.

Learn More About Our Women's Health Services

Maternity care
Common women’s health conditions
South Nassau Center for Women's Imaging
Women’s Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Gynecological cancer care at South Nassau
Computer-assisted “robotic” surgery for hysterectomy