Our experienced team of physicians provides high-quality, state-of-the-art care for you and your baby. If you have a high-risk condition that makes your pregnancy complex, or recently learned your baby has a diagnosis that requires special care, our specialized team is ready to meet your needs. We are located at the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns.
You may consider a consultation at the Fetal Care Center for one of the disorders for:
- Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease
- Any maternal condition that increases your risk of delivering your baby prematurely (such as a short cervix or preeclampsia)
- Fetal conditions that may lead to a premature birth (such as twins or triplets or intrauterine growth restriction)
- Complicated fetal conditions, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome or hydrops fetalis
- Infants at risk for withdrawal (neonatal abstinence syndrome) because the mother required pain medications such as opiates during the pregnancy
Learn more about our location and how to make your appointment.
A Team of Experts
Our multidisciplinary team includes neonatologists (doctors with expertise caring for newborns with birth defects or complications associated with prematurity), maternal-fetal medicine specialists (obstetrician/gynecologists with additional training in maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy), and board-certified pediatric specialists, subspecialists, and pediatric surgeons.
Treatment and Care
We have state-of-the-art MRI capabilities to diagnosis and clarify complex conditions and help us determine the most appropriate treatments.
Delivering Your Baby
Many prenatal conditions do not require you to transfer your prenatal care to our center If you are able to deliver in your obstetrician’s hospital, we will partner with your physician/provider about the care we are providing to you. If you do need to transfer your prenatal care to our center, however, we will connect you with one of our MFM specialists to oversee your care.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our hospital has an onsite neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering services for newborns in need of specialized care and staffed by highly trained neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, and nurse practitioners. We strive to provide the information you need to make informed diagnostic and treatment decisions. If you wish, you can also tour our NICU in preparation for your baby’s stay.
Expertise in Newborn Surgery
Should your baby require surgery shortly after birth, our pediatric surgeons and surgical subspecialists are the strongest in the area. Whenever possible, we perform surgery using minimally invasive techniques (such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy), resulting in smaller incisions, less discomfort, and a faster recovery for your baby than open surgery. Education and Guidance We strive to provide the information you need to make informed diagnostic and treatment decisions. If you wish, you can also tour our NICU in preparation for your baby’s stay.
We treat a wide range of fetal disorders and other pregnancy complications. The most common are listed here. Please contact us if your baby has a disorder not listed here, and we can coordinate the appointments.
Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Atrial septal defect and atrioventricular septal defect
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Pulmonic stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
- Ventricular septal defect
Pediatric Craniofacial Program and Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Cleft lip/palate
- Complex airway abnormalities
- Family history of known neonatal diagnosis of hemophilia, alpha thalassemia, or beta thalassemia
- Fetal anemia due to Rh disease or other hemolytic processes
- Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Aqueductal stenosis
- Arachnoid cyst
- Dandy Walker malformation
- Spina bifida (myelomeningocele)
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
- Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
- Skeletal abnormalities (such as short limbs)
- Bronchopulmonary sequestration
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Congenital pulmonary airway malformation
- Duodenal and other intestinal atresias
- Gastroschisis and omphalocele
- Imperforate anus and anorectal malformations
- Ovarian cyst
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma
- Tracheosophageal fistula/esopahgeal atresia
Pediatric Urology and Nephrology
- Atypical genitalia
- Multicystic kidneys
- Posterior urethral valves
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