Midwest Fetal Care Center: Services and conditions

Midwest Fetal Care Center: Services and conditions


The Midwest Fetal Care Center offers moms with high-risk pregnancy needs and babies with fetal conditions a continuum of care that is among the best in the nation. From evaluation and diagnosis to fetal surgery and follow-up care, our fetal program offers mothers and babies all the experts and technology they will need, and in one convenient location.

We understand that a high-risk pregnancy is difficult. That’s why our teams of experts work together to offer you and your baby unparalleled coordination of all the critical details of your care.

Clinical services

  • Comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, including fetal ultrasounds, echocardiograms, genetic counseling and other diagnostics
  • Prenatal counseling
  • Family support services, including consultations with ethicists, chaplains, social workers or others as desired
  • Consultations with pediatric subspecialists, including pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, urologists, geneticists, ENT surgeons and neonatologists
  • Streamlined access to other neonatal and pediatric specialists for newborn surgery and more
  • Postnatal care

Diagnostic services

  • Ultrasound
    - 1st trimester ultrasound
    - Comprehensive ultrasound
    - 3-D and 4-D ultrasound for specific abnormalities
    - Nuchal translucency – 1st trimester screening
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetal echocardiography

Invasive diagnostics

Fetal interventions

  • Fetoscopic laser ablation therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
  • Fetal shunt placement
  • Amnioreduction
  • Fetal transfusion
  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)

Conditions treated

At the Midwest Fetal Care Center, our maternal fetal experts are trained to treat any and all types of conditions that affect high-risk moms and their unborn babies, or babies who require surgical interventions before or after birth. In short, we’re able to treat every condition, including:

  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Chest anomalies
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Facial/airway conditions
  • Fetal tumors
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Genitourinary problems
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Twin-related conditions
  • Congenital lung lesions
    - Congenital pulmonary airway malformation of the lung (CPAM)
    - Pulmonary sequestration
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • Gastroschisis



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