We begin caring for your baby before she or he is even born. Prenatal (during pregnancy) diagnosis helps us gather as much information as possible about your unborn baby. This allows us to create a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan to improve the long-term outcome of your child.Our fetal medicine experts in the Children’s National Health System will be involved in your baby’s care during your pregnancy, as well as the newborn period and beyond.
Hearing that your unborn baby may have a medical condition may leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. We are here to provide the services you and your baby require during your pregnancy. You can feel confident that you and your baby are in expert hands.Features of our prenatal care include:
Our Fetal Imaging Program is the backbone of our fetal program and is supported by our Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Laboratory, which offers unique quantitative tools for assessing fetal brain health.This program develops and uses advanced diagnostic technology, which allows us to obtain highly detailed images of your unborn baby. Annually, our team evaluates 600 ultrasounds and 500 fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Also, the Fetal Medicine Institute is one of a few centers in the world to have a fetal neuroradiology team. This team uses fetal MRI to make early diagnoses of fetal brain development problems.Our Fetal Imaging Program uses this crucial imaging information to develop the best treatment plan, including preparing for delivery and performing interventions during the pregnancy, if necessary.Imaging scans include:
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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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