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 testing to delivery, postnatal care and the transition to infant care.

We are pleased to announce the Fetal Care Center's Special Delivery Unit is expected to open in
summer of 2019

The Special Delivery Unit is scheduled to open in Summer 2019

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:

Subspecialty Consultations for the Treatment of:

Contact a Patient Navigator

Dr. Saima Aftab is a neonatologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit

Service Locations

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

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