Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Advanced Care for High Risk Pregnancies

Patients who need advanced care for high risk pregnancies can now receive that care at Anna Jaques, where previously they were traveling into downtown Boston or Route 128.

A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Maternal and Fetal Medicine specialist comes to Anna Jaques three times a month to provide high risk ultrasound to the patients of obstetricians at Women’s Health Care and assist them in treating their at risk patients.

Access to this high quality, specialized medicine reduces stress on patients who no longer need to travel substantial, inconvenient distances for specialty care. It also enhances what the Women’s Health Care obstetricians are able to provide their patients in a very integrated way.  


Dr. Karen O'Brien, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. O’Brien specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies, and brings a tertiary level of expert care to expecting mothers throughout the greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. She is now seeing patients in Newburyport three times a month. Appointments with Dr. O'Brien are made through the patient's OB/GYN office.

Dr. O’Brien is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine, and practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed her post-graduate training at University of Pennsylvania Medical School.