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The Center for Maternal Child Health

We work collaboratively with your primary obstetrician to provide the highest quality care for women who are pregnant or are planning to have a baby. We specialize in providing care during pregnancy and the preconception period to those women who are at risk for pregnancy complications base on their health history or who are experiencing problems in a current pregnancy.

What Does Our Program Offer You?

We will work together with your obstetrician to achieve a healthy outcome for both you and your baby. As a team, we will ensure you receive the best prenatal care possible. this includes an in-depth assessment of the mother and advanced ultrasound evaluation of your developing baby. We will work to make an accurate assessment and provide recommendations to your physician for the optimal management of your pregnancy.

Who Should See a High-Risk Obstetrician?

You and your obstetrician may want to consider seeing a high-risk obstetrician if you are at risk for having complications in your pregnancy. This includes women who have medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, epilepsy or autoimmune illnesses prior to pregnancy or diagnosed in pregnancy. Any woman with a history of recurrent miscarriage, preterm delivery, cervical incompetence, stillbirth or hemorrhage should have a consultation with a high-risk specialist.

Pregnancies complicated by advanced maternal age (above 35 years), fetal anomalies, abnormal fetal growth or amniotic fluid volume, placenta problems or twin gestation should be evaluated by a high-risk specialist who can provide detailed ultrasound evaluation and consultation for pregnancy management.

Meet Our Team

Our Center for Maternal Child Health team is comprised of Director Patricia Connor Devine, MD, FACOG, Malisa Yusaf, RN, Chief Perinatal Sonographer Coleen O'Rourke-Corrigan, RDMS and Senior Genetic Counselor Cynthia Murray, MS, CGC. The team provides the highest quality care for women who are pregnant or planning to have a baby.

Meet Our Director

Dr. Devine is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine. She's the
director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lawrence Medical Associates and oversees The Center for Maternal Child Health at Lawrence Hospital Center. Her practice focuses on the care of women with high-risk pregnancies.

Dr. Devine received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Additionally, Dr. Devine completed a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at New England Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center. She was an assistant clinical professor in the Division of maternal Fetal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center for 12 years. Dr. Devine has been practicing medicine since 2001.

For additional information, or to make an appointment, please call 914-787-3200.