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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. We work with a mom’s doctors to co-manage care before, during and after a baby’s birth. With our help, moms and delivery teams are 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. 

We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

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

Mom’s health benefits baby. We’re here from the start to help plan for a healthy pregnancy — sometimes even before a mom gets pregnant. Our experts advise patients with:

  • 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)
  • multiples (twins, triplets) 
  • fertility assistance (in vitro fertilization)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (For Unborn Babies)

We coordinate fetal tests, imaging and consults. We help mothers make the best decisions on many different health conditions, including: 

Services We Offer

Services We Offer


The Nemours Center for Fetal Care team customizes services to your needs. We offer comprehensive services, which may vary depending on the condition and location.

Fetal Tests and Advanced Imaging (For Unborn Babies)

  • amniocentesis (to test fluid from the uterus)
  • chorionic villus sampling (CVS) (to test cells from the placenta – the organ that nourishes a baby in the uterus)
  • fetal echocardiography (to view heart structure, function and rhythm)
  • fetal MRI (to view organs and internal structures)
  • perinatal blood tests (for baby and mom – to diagnose and monitor health conditions
  • ultrasound using conventional and 3-D imaging

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

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us


The Nemours Center for Fetal Care includes physicians who are board-certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Families also choose us because we offer: 

  • same-day consultation and information about a diagnosis –  with time for you to ask questions and get answers you understand
  • seamless follow-up care coordinated by a perinatal nurse in contact with your obstetrician/gynecologist
  • a highly skilled team, including nurses and sonographers with advanced training in women’s and fetal health
  • comprehensive fetal heart diagnostics and treatment from experts at the Nemours Cardiac Center 
  • immediate 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
  • ongoing care from a network of experts who use the same electronic health record system so every specialist can see up-to-date, detailed information on your baby’s health 
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, Melbourne

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

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Lakeland 

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