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Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Our multidisciplinary approach to care starts before a child is born.

Expectant families turn to us to find the answers they need. This care gives developing babies with complex conditions the best starts.

The Prenatal Pediatrics Institute with 50 experts in 19 specialties Institute is there every step of the way. Parents receive comprehensive, innovative care through state-of-the art imaging and diagnostics and genetic and prenatal counseling. With your support, we can create brighter futures for more high-risk babies.

Contact Mika Standard at mika.standard@childrensnational.org to get started.

Tay's Story

When Mike and Paula learned their baby had a fetal brain bleed, their doctors advised terminating. The couple, who lives in Britain, needed to decide quickly. Dr. Taeun Chang, our neonatal and prenatal neurologist, agreed to consult. “Ninety minutes with Dr. Chang changed the world for us,” Mike says.

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Cutting-Edge Care for Expectant Families

Prenatal Imaging

Our imaging is key to developing the best treatment plans. Innovative studies through our Developing Brain Institute aim to unlock how and why a prenatal brain may veer off course and how to protect it. Our Prenatal Pediatrics Institute is one of a few worldwide with a fetal neuroradiology team. They evaluate more than 1,000 scans annually, giving families guidance and support.

High-risk Prenatal Services

Families managing high-risk pregnancies count on us to help prepare for the future. Our Prenatal Cardiology Program helps them plan care for congenital heart issues. Families also have access to robust prenatal testing and counseling through our Rare Disease Institute.