We now accept payment from CareCredit, click here to Pay My Provider. To learn more about CareCredit contact us at 302-319-5680. As a safety precaution during peak flu season we are temporarily restricting visitors to age 16 or older at our Abby Medical Center and Christiana Hospital locations starting on Monday 2/19.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
FOR OUR PATIENTS’ SAFETY DUE TO COVID-19
St Francis hospital is NOT allowing visitors or support people at this time

Abby Medical Center, Smyrna, Lewes and Christiana Care patients may have 1 visitor over the age of 16 accompany them to their appointment.

All patients and visitors must wear a mask.
All patients and visitors will be screened for illness at check-in.

If you have any of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please contact our office immediately at (302) 319-5680 to reschedule your appointment.

If you have results from COVID testing pending, you will be able to be seen in the office once negative results are received.


New patients must complete new patient paperwork prior to their appointment:
  • Pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Non-pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Or you may click on "FORMS" to print new patient paperwork

  • Please bring a valid photo ID and current insurance card at every visit. New patients should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to check-in. All patients should be prepared to pay their copay at the time of service.
    After your appointment please visit us at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MFMPatientSatisfactionSurvey to complete a brief survey about your experience. We appreciate your feedback!
    Biophysical Profile

    A biophysical profile (BPP) test measures the health of your baby (fetus) during pregnancy. A BPP test may include a nonstress test with electronic fetal heart monitoring and a fetal ultrasound. The BPP measures your baby's heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing, and the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby.

    A BPP is commonly done in the last trimester of pregnancy. If there is a chance that your baby may have problems during your pregnancy (high-risk pregnancy), a BPP may be done by 32 to 34 weeks or earlier. Some women with high-risk pregnancies may have a BPP test every week or twice a week in the third trimester.

    Why It Is Done

    A biophysical profile (BPP) test is done to:

    • Learn about and keep track of your baby's health. Special ultrasound methods are used to keep track of movement, increases in heart rate with movement (nonstress test), muscle tone, breathing rate, and the amount of amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid index) surrounding your baby. If these five areas are within a normal range, your baby is considered to be in good health.
    • Check on your baby's health if you have:
      • Hyperthyroidism.
      • Bleeding problems.
      • Lupus.
      • Chronic kidney disease.
      • Type 1 diabetes or gestational diabetes.
      • High blood pressure (hypertension).
      • Preeclampsia.
      • A small amount of amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios) or too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios).
      • A multiple pregnancy (such as twins or triplets).
      • A pregnancy that has gone past your due date, between 40 and 42 weeks.