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Nemours Center for Fetal Care


Expert Help Before Babies Are Born


Fetal medicine experts can help moms during pregnance

Nemours provides maternal-fetal and perinatal care to Central Florida moms-to-be who face high-risk pregnancies or the possibility a baby will be born with health problems. The Nemours Center for Fetal Care is staffed by physicians who are board-certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine and perinatal coordinators who are nurses with special training. We work with our patients’ doctors to co-manage care before, during and after a baby’s birth. As an extension of the care team, the Nemours Center for Fetal Care can help moms and delivery teams be better prepared to give babies the best start in life.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat


Nemours specialists can diagnose most congenital conditions (health problems that babies are born with) before birth. With this knowledge, our doctors can correct many of these problems within hours of delivery. 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (For Moms-to-Be)

We’re here from the start to help plan for a healthy pregnancy — sometimes even before a mom gets pregnant. Our experts advise patients who have:

  • diabetes, high blood pressure 
  • possible age-related complications (moms older than 34)
  • problems with past pregnancies (miscarriage)
  • maternal conditions at birth (moms born with congenital heart disease)
  • genetic or inherited conditions (mom, dad and family)
  • known or suspected fetal abnormality
  • poor fetal growth
  • multiple gestation (twins, triplets)
  • fertility assistance
  • morbid obesity(BMI of 35 or greater)
  • drug dependence

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (For Unborn Babies)

If a fetal anomaly is found, we can provide seamless access to the world-renowned pediatric specialists of Nemours Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. With expertise in more than 30 pediatric specialties and sub-specialties, Nemours physicians can provide the care your child needs to achieve the best possible outcome. Conditions treated included:

 

Services We Offer

Services We Offer


Care Coordination

As a patient of the Nemours Center for Fetal Care, you will have a perinatal coordinator who will work with you and your maternity provider to schedule appointments and tests for you and your baby, helping to reduce stress from the start of care through delivery and beyond. Your coordinator is a trained nurse who is available 24/7 to answer your questions and coordinate care with other members of your medical team. She can also accompany you to specialist consultations or diagnostic imaging appointments for your baby so you never feel alone.

Fetal Tests and Advanced Imaging for Unborn Babies

  • amniocentesis (to test fluid from the uterus)
  • chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • diabetes education by a certified diabetes educator
  • fetal echocardiography
  • fetal MRI
  • genetic counseling
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • ultrasound (conventional and 3-D imaging)

Pre-Planned and Urgent Levels of Care (After Birth)

 

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us


  • same-day consultation and information about a diagnosis –  with time for you to ask questions and get answers you understand
  • prompt follow-up care coordinated by a perinatal nurse who is in contact with your obstetrician/gynecologist
  • a highly skilled team, that includes doctors with advanced training in maternal-fetal care, nurses, sonographers, genetics counselors, and dieticians with expertise in diabetes
  • seamless access to board-certified pediatric specialists, many ranked among the “Best Doctors in America®,” year after year
  • advanced newborn treatment and ongoing care from specialists who are on the team from the start
  • comprehensive fetal heart diagnostics and treatment from experts at the Nemours Cardiac Center
  • clinicians who are fluent in English and Spanish
Regional Nemours Center for Fetal Care Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

Each location offers expert care from our board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors. The Nemours Center for Fetal Care also has a dedicated perinatal coordinator and patient services specialist.

Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando)

  • advanced medical imaging services
  • seamless, coordinated care with on-site doctors in more than 30 pediatric specialties
  • on-site social worker for complex cases
  • Ronald McDonald House on campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Kissimmee

  • advanced medical imaging services
  • seamless, coordinated care with Nemours doctors in more than 30 pediatric specialties

Lakeland  

  • Nemours doctors provide perinatology care for expectant moms in Lakeland, by referral only, through our collaboration with Lakeland Regional Health

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Melbourne

  • advanced medical imaging services
  • seamless, coordinated care with Nemours doctors in more than 30 pediatric specialties
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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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