Fetal Care Special Delivery Unit

A Special Delivery Unit for pre-screened healthy women who are anticipating a baby with special medical/surgical needs is expected to open in the Summer of 2019.

This unit, housed on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus, will feature the region’s leading medical teams in the care of children and newborns with specialized healthcare needs, in a state-of-the-art family-centered care environment.

Deliveries will be planned and coordinated with community physicians.  This special delivery unit will offer a smooth transfer of care and access to our network of pediatric subspecialists and three Beacon Award recognized pediatric intensive care units: neonatal, cardiac, and pediatric intensive care (for newborns requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

The Fetal Care Unit will be located on the second floor of the main hospital building (within close proximity from the operating room):

  • 5 Labor and Delivery Rooms
  • 5 Antepartum rooms
  • Fetal Operating Room and C-section room
  • Family Waiting Area

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Fetal Care Center offers comprehensive medical services to support families expecting a neonate with congenital differences, including heart defects, neurological conditions, craniofacial anomalies and other conditions with the aim of reducing family stress and anxiety associated with complex-care management

Access to our Team of Pediatric Specialists in:


Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care

AACN Beacon Award of ExcellenceNeonates will have ready access to the hospital’s critical care units, all recipients of Gold Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The award is bestowed on care teams that demonstrate exceptional commitment to enhancing patient outcomes through evidence-based practice.   

Ranked Among the Best Children's Hospitals

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Neonatology, Pediatric Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery, and Neurology/Neurosurgery.

Patients Come to the Fetal Care Center from All Parts of the World

Patients of the Fetal Care Center come from all over the world for care. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is internationally recognized for outstanding medical care, research and innovation, and welcomes patients from more than 80 countries around the globe every year. Our Global Health department offers expert care coordination that begins with the first contact and continues throughout inpatient stay, follow-up care and the transition back home, including coordination and follow-up with your local physician. For more information, visit Global Health or contact 1-888-797-6010.

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Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Hospital Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Critical Care Unites Awarded the AACN Beacon Award for Excellence