Fetal Care Center
The Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s is devoted to the care of fetal patients with medical needs requiring intervention at birth.
The team well understands the concerns of families anticipating an infant with a complex diagnosis. The Nicklaus Children's network of pediatric subspecialists collaborate with prenatal care providers in the community and beyond to provide families comprehensive, coordinated care and support from prenatal diagnosis to delivery, postnatal care and the transition to infant care.
Initial Consultation and Scheduling
The Fetal Care Center navigator, available 24 hours a day, is committed to optimizing care access and convenience for expectant families. The navigator is the first contact for families to discuss issues and concerns. The navigator arranges the appointments for all diagnostic tests and specialty consultations with the family. The goal is to support families in obtaining a definitive plan of care, definitive diagnosis and counseling plan during a single visit, when possible. The appointment may include:
- Diagnostic tests
- Prenatal counseling
- Genetic consultation
- Diagnosis-specific subspecialty consultations
Subspecialty Consultations for the Treatment of:
Expand the box below for a detailed list of conditions.
The Special Delivery Unit (coming soon)
The Fetal Care Center will feature a special delivery unit for pre-screened healthy women who are anticipating a baby with medical/surgical needs.
The 10-bed unit, expected to open in 2018, will feature sophisticated and comfortable private spaces. The Fetal Care Center is staffed by the region’s leading medical teams in the care of infants with specialized healthcare needs, in a state-of-the-art family centered care environment.