After your baby has been born, our fetal and transitional medicine team continues providing comprehensive, personalized care. The team that worked with you during pregnancy and delivery is the same team caring for your baby now, ensuring smooth, seamless continuity of care. The specialists at the Fetal Medicine Institute of the Children’s National Health System are committed to giving your baby the best possible start in life.
Your baby’s postnatal care plan will depend on his or her medical condition and where you delivered. You can feel reassured that our team will seamlessly coordinate your baby’s care. Our fetal medicine specialists will work closely with your family and your baby’s pediatrician to ensure your baby receives the most comprehensive care:
In rare cases, our Critical Care Delivery Service team may determine during the pregnancy that you need to deliver close to or at Children’s National. This is the case when interventions need to begin soon or immediately after birth. If transport is needed, our transport medicine team will arrange for the safe transfer of your baby to our hospital. If your baby is delivered here, our specialists will be ready to care for your baby the minute she or he is born. Learn more about high-risk delivery.
If your baby requires critical care after birth, we will coordinate her/his transfer to one of our critical care units:
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Our fetal medicine team provides specialized, expert care for babies during pregnancy, delivery, and the postnatal period.
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Karen Frantantoni, MD, MPH, leads the Children’s National Health System research team that has received a $2 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how parent navigators can help families and children with fragile medical conditions successfully manage the transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the home.
A team led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD, have uncovered direct evidence that procedures targeting a cell receptor within a certain time frame can prevent complications linked to brain injuries among premature children.