What patients and families need to know
The Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Health System provides the most advanced and comprehensive prenatal pediatric care for unborn babies. We offer pregnant families state-of-the-art fetal diagnostics and treatment in a compassionate and supportive environment.
Our multidisciplinary team knows the critical importance of care continuity across each individual patient’s journey. We work to ensure that you receive the most accurate diagnosis and care planning, while providing information on topics like genetic counseling and conditions that may affect your child. Our clinical care coordinators help families navigate their appointments and care, ensuring clear and compassionate communication between patients, their care team and referring providers from the very first contact through delivery of the baby and beyond.
The Fetal Medicine Institute will:
- Partner with your referring provider. Our care coordinators and patient liaison keep your referring doctor informed of your baby’s diagnosis and anticipated treatment plan.
- Keep in touch with you throughout your pregnancy. Our dedicated fetal program patient liaison makes sure you are informed about the next steps in your baby’s care, and is always just a phone call away.
- Provide consistency in your care team. If your child will spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or one of our specialized care programs, we’ll introduce you to the doctors and specialists who will be taking care of your baby in those areas before your delivery. We’ll also make sure you’re informed of our delivery planning and neonatal care services.