Southern Colorado Maternal Fetal Medicine SCMFM

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  • Southern Colorado Maternal Fetal Medicine SCMFM

Referring Practices

Request outpatient appointment: Please fax the completed form to the number indicated at the top of the form. We will contact your patient directly to schedule the appointment. For any questions, please call us at 719-622-3442.

Our Approach To Care:

Our goal is to provide the exceptional and compassionate obstetric services for patients with high risk pregnancies in partnership with their primary ObGyn, Family Medicine physician or midwife. We will work very closely with your primary provider to ensure the best outcome possible for your pregnancy.

What Is Maternal Fetal Medicine?

A maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physician is an expert in the diagnosis and management of both maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy. An MFM subspecialist has completed 4 years of an OB/Gyn residency followed by 2-3 years of specialty training in MFM. This training also prepares us to perform complex procedures and ultrasound examinations.

Exceptional and Compassionate High Risk Pregnancy Care


Pregnancy Complications (Courtesy of

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Four out of every 100 pregnant women (4 percent) develop gestational diabetes... [ Learn More ]


Anemia is common in pregnancy because a woman needs to have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around her body and to her baby. So it's important for women to prevent anemia before, during and after pregnancy... [ Learn More ]

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can stress your heart and cause problems during pregnancy. Some women have high blood pressure before they get pregnant. Others have high blood pressure for the first time during pregnancy... [ Learn More ]


As many as 1 out of 5 women have symptoms of depression during pregnancy. For some women, those symptoms are severe. In pregnancy, women who have been depressed before are at higher risk of depression than other women... [ Learn More ]


Influenza is commonly called the 'flu'. Many people say they have the flu when they really have just a cold or a cough. If you do have influenza, it can cause serious illness. Pregnant women are at high risk of having serious health problems from influenza... [ Learn More ]


Being overweight or obese during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the greater the chances for pregnancy complications. But there are things you can do before and during pregnancy to help you have a healthy baby... [ Learn More ]

Meet the Doctors

Christy Pearce, MD

Dr. Christy Pearce is board certified in both Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine. She was born and raised in Alabama, and attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School and moved to Chattanooga, TN to complete Ob/Gyn residency at University of Tennessee. She completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Though Dr. Pearce enjoys all aspects of caring for high risk pregnancies, she is particularly interested in preeclampsia and maternal and fetal cardiac physiology. Her translational research has investigated inflammation in pregnancy as it relates the function of blood vessels, the placenta, and the heart.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. They are outside as much as they can be: hiking, skiing, and just playing at the park.

Stephanie Martin, DO
Stephanie Martin, DO

Dr. Stephanie Martin is board certified in Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine. After college at the University of Dallas, she graduated from medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. From there she moved to California and completed her OB/Gyn residency and MFM fellowship at the University of California Irvine Medicine Center in 2000.

Her particular expertise is in obstetric critical care and complex maternal medical conditions, particularly cardiac disease. Dr. Martin has authored multiple book chapters and articles on the topics of critical care obstetrics, maternal cardiac disease, maternal pulmonary disease and cardiac arrest, among other topics. She is a sought after speaker and has travelled internationally to give talks on these and other obstetric issues.

Dr. Martin has been featured in several media events as well. These include a feature article in Reader’s Digest Nov/Dec 2010, mentions in O Magazine, and live interviews on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends as well as the reality program TLC’s Maternity Ward. (

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: Who is a high risk patient?

    A: A pregnancy can be considered high risk either because of maternal issues or concerns with the unborn baby. Some examples of high risk maternal conditions include maternal age over 35, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, kidney problems, blood clotting problems, obesity or a prior pregnancy with complications such as early birth, preeclampsia or pregnancy loss. Issues with the unborn baby can also lead to a high risk pregnancy such as abnormalities, multiple gestations, abnormal growth, or a genetic problem.
  • Q: Can I refer myself to SCMFM?

    A: Our goal is to work with you and your primary provider during your pregnancy. We request that you work through your provider for an appointment in our office. If you have questions about this please call us at 719-622-3442.
  • Q: Do you deliver babies?

    A: We have extensive experience managing complicated pregnancies and delivering babies. However, our goal is to provide diagnostic services such as ultrasound examinations, outline a plan of care if indicated and support your physician in performing your delivery.
  • Q: Do you do 3D ultrasound?

    A: Yes. We have state of the art ultrasound equipment and experienced ultrasound technicians performing your ultrasound. We will attempt to obtain a 3D image and provide this for you. Please understand this may not always be possible due to the position of the baby, the size of the mother or if the pregnancy is far along.
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