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Fetal Care Center

Coordinated Care for Your Peace of Mind

You and your baby’s medical care is our top priority. Providing that care for your family in a kind and thoughtful way is what sets Phoenix Children’s apart. We will provide you with a single point of contact for all your fetal care needs. Our compassionate care team is specially trained and experienced to partner closely with you and your family to develop an individualized care plan to guide and support you through each and every step of your baby’s medical journey. We want to make sure that you have a complete understanding of your baby’s condition and all available treatment options.

You can count on your dedicated care coordinator to …

  • Collaborate with you on a comprehensive, coordinated plan that’s right for your baby and family
  • Provide an easy-to-follow roadmap that outlines all care information, steps and options so you can make decisions that are right for your family
  • Communicate, on your behalf, with all involved medical specialists, which includes your obstetric (OBGYN), maternal fetal medicine (MFM) and neonatal providers
  • Assist you in scheduling any necessary appointments, including testing and fetal imaging, consults with specialized providers, counseling services and post-natal follow-up
  • Offer a variety of educational resources, based on your baby’s condition, that will help you during and after treatment
  • Always be there to speak with you, answer any of your questions and address your concerns

Expert Care by Multidisciplinary Medical Specialists

At Phoenix Children’s, our Fetal Care Center is designed to provide your baby with the most advanced, specialized medical care. Fetal and newborn health issues often require a multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical specialists to work together. As experts focused on pediatrics, Phoenix Children’s offers immediate access to a wide range of specialized doctors and surgeons who share your same priority: to promote the health and wellness of you and your baby.

Depending on your baby’s diagnosis, your care coordinator may engage the expertise of any combination of the following medical specialists at Phoenix Children’s in order to develop a comprehensive care plan customized for you and your baby’s needs:

Heart Center

World-class pediatric cardiac care services

Nephrology

Treating patients with kidney-related problems

Colorectal Clinic

Offering advanced colorectal and pelvic disorders

Neurology

Largest pediatric neuroscience center in the Southwest

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinic

Treating diaphragm defect that affect the stomach and lungs

Neurosurgery

World-class treatment for neurological disorders

 

Craniofacial Surgery

Treating craniofacial conditions, syndromes and disorders

Orthopedics

Care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions

 

Down Syndrome Clinic

Coordinated medical, therapy, school and community resources

Reproductive Anomalies & Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic

Compassionate care for a wide range of issues

Endocrinology

Care for the full range of hormone-related disorders

Spina Bifida Clinic

Expert care for the most common neural tube defect

Fragile X Clinic

Care for children with Fragile X syndrome

Urology

Treating urological problems for children of all ages

General Surgery

For the unique needs of pediatric patients

Vascular Anomalies Clinic

Expert care for patients, and guidance and support for families

Genetics

Services for children with genetic conditions

22q Clinic

The only comprehensive program of its kind in Arizona

Hematology

Care for children and adults with blood disorders

Other medical specialties

Based on your baby’s specific needs

Advanced Fetal Imaging Services

Advanced medical imaging may be considered to help your team of obstetric, maternal fetal medicine and pediatric specialists determine your baby’s condition. Your dedicated care coordinator will work with you to schedule any necessary imaging appointments at our main hospital, which features the latest in state-of-the-art imaging technology, including:

  • Fetal ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Using clear, high resolution images, our expert fetal and pediatric radiology specialists are committed to providing your baby’s care team with imaging results and expert insights needed to drive accurate diagnoses, treatment planning, parental counseling and decision making — without high radiation doses.

And, our imaging services are specifically designed with your comfort and your baby’s safety in mind.

Learn more about our fetal imaging services.

Nationally-recognized Fetal Cardiology Program

As the fifth largest pediatric cardiac program in the U.S., Phoenix Children’s is the go-to hospital should your baby be diagnosed with a fetal structural heart defect, like congenital heart disease or a rhythm disturbance like arrhythmia. With the largest and most experienced team of pediatric heart specialists in the Southwest region, our team is trained to care for your baby’s heart condition before birth through adulthood.

Our knowledge and expert service has earned us a spot on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and top rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for our congenital cardiothoracic surgery program.

Learn more about our fetal cardiology program.

Level IIIc Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Phoenix Children’s offers a Level IIIc NICU, the most advanced certification designation from the Arizona Perinatal Trust.

Should your baby need round the clock monitoring and care, you can be assured that your baby is in highly qualified hands. Phoenix Children’s has an expert team of neonatologists, pediatric specialists, sub-specialists, and dedicated NICU nurses all extensively experienced in managing the most critical newborn cases.

Learn more about our NICU.

For more information about our Fetal Care Center and the services we provide, please call 602-933-4411 or email fetalcarecenter@phoenixchildrens.com.

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