Q&A: What Specialists Will Be Present in Delivery if I Go Into Preterm Labor?

If I go into preterm labor, what kind of specialists might be present in the delivery room — if any?
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By Karen Moise, RN, Registered Nurse
Updated January 30, 2017
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Doctors take preterm labor very seriously, so yes, you should be comforted to know that there will be specialists waiting if you are delivering a preemie. There may be anesthesiologists, surgeons or Maternal Fetal Medical Specialist (MFM) there to help you, but there will also be plenty of people on-hand to attend to your baby. Specifically, you should expect to meet a neonatologist, who can provide specialized care for at-risk newborns.

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