Expectant mothers sometimes have special needs during pregnancy. Specialists at Le Bonheur Children's
As one of less than 30 centers in the country focused entirely on babies diagnosed in utero with a congenital anomaly, the Fetal Center has helped more than 600 families since opening in 2009.
Your medical team at the Fetal Center includes board certified maternal fetal medicine specialists and pediatric physicians, pediatric surgeons, counselors, parent mentors, lactation consultants and a program director that will help you navigate the planning for your delivery and your baby’s care after birth. The team will help you understand your baby’s condition at every stage and will partner with your family and primary obstetrician to choose the best courses of treatment - both before and after your child’s birth.
Fetal Center patients most commonly come for:
- Congenital heart defects
- Down syndrome
- Spina bifida and neural tube defects
- Conjoined twins
- Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
- Fetal oral cyst
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Chorionic villus sampling