The UC Davis Medical Center’s Fetal Health Program offers expertise across all areas of high risk obstetrical care. Our multidisciplinary team provides expert consultation and care for maternal and fetal conditions that can occur during pregnancy. The strength of our Fetal Health Center program comes from our ability to quickly coordinate your care within multiple specialties. When an issue arises, our dedicated team of obstetrical, neonatal and other specialists will establish a coordinated treatment plan to benefit both mother and baby.
Our specialty care is coordinated by a team of specialists that cannot be found elsewhere in the Sacramento region. This team includes:
Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists (also known as High Risk Obstetricians or Perinatologists)
Radiologists specializing in high-risk obstetrics
Neonatologists (newborn specialists) and other pediatric specialists
Specialty services are not just needed during a pregnancy. Our team can provide preconception consultations for women who may have high-risk concerns and are planning a pregnancy. During the pregnancy, patients can continue their care with us until delivery or can be co-managed with the primary obstetrician. We are dedicated to providing patients and their families the highest level of care to ensure the best possible pregnancy outcome.
Nina Boe, M.D. Professor Dr. Boe's clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis, pregestational and gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and complications with twin gestations. Her research activities focus on improved screening procedures for diabetes in pregnancy.
Nancy Field, M.D. Professor Dr. Field's areas of interest include management of diabetic pregnancies, medical complications and fetal growth abnormalities during pregnancy, and fetal sonography. Her research currently focuses on outcomes in diabetic pregnancies.
Dr. Taché specializes in taking care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Her clinical interests include fetal growth abnormalities, multiples and higher order multiples, prevention of preterm birth, maternal coagulation disorders and endocrine disorders.
Dr. Clark is board certified in Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, and also completed a fellowship in Clinical Obstetrics. Her specialty interests focus on the care of pregnant women with mental illness or substance abuse. Dr. Clark also created and runs a weekly medication management and support group for women with mood disorders from pre-conception through one-year post-partum. The “CONNECTED” clinic provides medication management, education, advocacy and supportive therapy. The group setting aims to promote the development and delivery of health infants by treating and supporting the emotional well-being of the mother as an adjunct to prenatal and post-partum care.