• Cynthia Brumfield, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, board-certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has been on faculty at UAB for 34 years. Now she serve primarily as a clinician-educator, but has done research in prenatal diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound, and medical complications in pregnancy. Her clinical duties predominantly involve performing and interpreting fetal ultrasound. She also provides prenatal care and deliveries for women with high-risk pregnancies. She is the Medical Director for Labor and Delivery and has oversight for Quality in Obstetrics. Her educational role involves teaching obstetric forceps and vacuum deliveries, overseeing the prenatal and delivery care provided by our OBGYN residents and MFM fellows. She also gives didactic lectures regarding common pregnancy complications and fetal anomalies and their management.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2005 Chorioamnionitis increases neonatal morbidity in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes 2005
    2005 Preterm premature rupture of membranes: Is there an optimal gestational age for delivery? 2005
    2004 Giving birth, going home: Influences on when low-income women leave hospital 2004
    2003 Does early discharge with nurse home visits affect adequacy of newborn metabolic screening? 2003
    2002 Risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear: A comparison of primiparous patients, vaginal births after cesarean deliveries, and patients with previous vaginal delivery 2002
    2001 Early discharge revisited: Problems encountered with the home visit follow-up after the liberalization of eligibility criteria 2001
    2000 A pregnant patient with sickle cell disease and cefotetan-induced immune hemolysis 2000
    2000 Puerperal infection after cesarean delivery: Evaluation of a standardized protocol 2000
    2000 Ultrasound findings and multiple marker screening in trisomy 18 2000
    1999 Prenatally diagnosed hypoplastic left heart syndrome - Outcomes after postnatal surgery 1999
    1999 Prenatally diagnosed hypoplastic left heart syndrome--outcomes after postnatal surgery. 1999
    1998 Early postpartum discharge 1998
    1998 Pregnancy outcomes following sonographic nonvisualization of the fetal stomach 1998
    1998 72-hour discharge after cesarean delivery: Results in a selected medicaid population 1998
    1998 72-hour discharge after cesarean delivery: results in a selected Medicaid population. 1998
    1997 An assessment of fetal loss in twin pregnancy after midtrimester amniocentesis 1997
    1997 Fetal gastroschisis: the prognostic value of antenatal sonographic findings and selected obstetric factors on neonatal outcome 1997
    1997 Management options in women with preterm uterine contractions: a randomized clinical trial 1997
    1997 Significance of a false-positive trisomy 18 multiple-marker screening test 1997
    1997 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with trisomy 18 1997
    1997 Pregnancy outcomes following false-positive multiple marker screening tests. 1997
    1997 Management options in women with preterm uterine contractions: A randomized clinical trial 1997
    1997 Pregnancy outcomes following false-positive multiple marker screening tests 1997
    1996 24-hour mother-infant discharge with a follow-up home health visit: Results in a selected medicaid population 1996
    1996 Pregnancy outcome following genetic amniocentesis at 11-14 versus 16-19 weeks' gestation 1996
    1996 Prognostic significance of unexplained elevated amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein 1996
    1996 Second-trimester cystic hygroma: Prognosis of septated and nonseptated lesions 1996
    1996 The significance of non-visualization of the fetal bladder during an ultrasound examination to evaluate second-trimester oligohydramnios 1996
    1995 Successful delivery of mature twins after a ruptured interstitial heterotopic pregnancy: A case report 1995
    1995 Fetal myelomeningocele: Is antenatal ultrasound useful in predicting neonatal outcome? 1995
    1995 Does the multiple marker screening test identify chromosomal abnormalities in the first trimester? 1995
    1995 Will αfetoprotein analysis be useful in detecting fetal anomalies in the first trimester? 1995
    1994 Invasive techniques for fetal evaluation and treatment 1994
    1993 Fetal biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length: A comparison by race and sex 1993
    1992 Prenatal differentiation of ventral abdominal wall defects: Are amniotic fluid markers useful adjuncts? 1992
    1991 Fetal obstructive uropathies: Importance of chromosomal abnormalities and associated anomalies to perinatal outcome 1991
    1991 Management of Prenatally Detected Nonlethal Fetal Anomalies: Is a Karyotype of Benefit? 1991
    1991 Neonatal complications at term as related to the degree of umbilical artery acidemia 1991
    1990 A comparison between umbilical artery velocimetry and standard antepartum surveillance in hospitalized high-risk patients 1990
    1990 Anesthetic management of a parturient with Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome and rheumatic heart disease 1990
    1990 Screening Tests for Intrauterine Growth Retardation: A Comparison of Umbilical Artery Doppler to Real‐Time Ultrasound 1990
    1990 The relationship between maternal serum and amniotic fluid α-fetoprotein in women undergoing early amniocentesis 1990
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndrome 1989
    1989 A comparison of perinatal outcome in patients undergoing contraction stress testing performed by nipple stimulation versus spontaneously occurring contractions 1989
    1989 In reply 1989
    1989 Prematurity, postdates, and growth retardation: The influence of use of ultrasonography on reported gestational age 1989
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndrome 1989
    1987 Amniotic fluid α-fetorotein levels and pregnancy outcome 1987
    1987 Transporting mothers with fetuses in utero to a level III perinatal center. Report of a clinical experience, 1978-1982. 1987
    1986 Prenatal genetic studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: an update. 1986
    1984 A delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction after partial exchange transfusion for sickle cell disease in pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature 1984
    1984 The management of diabeatic ketoacidosis in pregnancy 1984
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound in the management of obstetric emergencies 1984
    1984 Transient fetal anuria of unknown etiology: A case report 1984
    1982 Ultrasonic measurement of femur length as a predictor of fetal gestational age 1982

    Research Overview

  • Medical Complications in Pregnancy, Ultrasound diagnosis of Fetal Anomalies, Prenatal Diagnosis, Operative Obstetrics
  • Education And Training

  • University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Internship 1979
  • University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Residency 1982
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1984
  • Full Name

  • Cynthia Brumfield