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Valley Perinatal Blog

About Us

Valley Perinatal is a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) practice dedicated to reducing pre-term delivery and creating the best possible outcomes for high-risk expectant mothers. Directed by Dr. John Elliott, MFM specialists at Valley co-manage pregnant women alongside their OB/GYN, leading to higher gestational ages and decreased NICU admissions.

Should Pregnant Women Get the Flu Shot?

Learning that you are pregnant can simultaneously be the most exciting news in the world — and the most anxiety-inducing. What can I eat? What can I drink? When do I tell my boss? What happens if I get sick? That last question especially can be a very important one, especially if you get the […]


What is Preeclampsia?

Pregnancy should be an exciting time in a woman’s life, prompting images of nursery decorating, baby showers, and picking out names. However, creating a new life and being pregnant is a big undertaking for the human body that sometimes can lead to other health conditions that require close monitoring by your health care team. One […]


Do I need to see a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

So, you got that Big, fat positive (BFP) you’ve been waiting for — congratulations! You set up an appointment with your OB/GYN and are crossing off things on your early pregnancy to-do list. But maybe you are also worried because you know you are overweight, have a chronic health issue, or maybe women in your […]