Utah Fetal Center
The Utah Fetal Center at Primary Children’s Hospital is here to provide you and your baby with the most up to date and coordinated care possible. When a fetus has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts to address the baby’s and mother’s needs before, during, and after delivery.
The Utah Fetal Center includes maternal fetal medicine specialists for the pregnant mother, neonatologists who are specially trained to care for newborns, and pediatric specialists for all your baby’s needs before and after delivery.
Why Choose Us
Ultimately, we aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for your baby and your family by:
- Incorporating cutting-edge technology to diagnose, monitor, and treat your baby.
- Improving communications between doctors, nurses, staff, and your family.
- Doing everything we can to prepare for and treat complications during and after complex fetal deliveries.
- State-of-the-art in utero and prenatal surgery for high-risk conditions.
The Utah Fetal Center at Primary Children’s Hospital is committed to providing integrated high-quality care to optimize the health of patients and families affected by congenital anomalies, both during pregnancy and after birth, and to improve available treatment by pioneering innovative therapies and educating future leaders.
What We Offer
A Team-Oriented ApproachThe Fetal Center team will review your case and our care coordinator will call you to welcome you and arrange your visit.
Your care coordinator will organize your appointments with pediatric specialists and will arrange any special testing that you may need. Some of the specialists that you will meet may include a genetic counselor, social worker, and sonographer.
You will also be seen by other medical specialists as necessary depending on your baby’s condition, including pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, plastic surgery, and other disciplines. Some additional testing may include advanced ultrasound, fetal MRI, fetal echocardiogram, and amniocentesis. These tests will give us more accurate information about your baby and will help accurately assess the diagnosis and prognosis of your baby.
After your evaluation, your case will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors and specialist, including your OB/MFM, who will work together to create a personalized plan of care for you and your baby.
Individualized CareWe will meet with you and your family to share our recommendations. These may include guidance regarding the monitoring of your pregnancy, further testing needs or interventions, therapy during and after delivery, delivery time and location, and follow-up after birth. We will help you create a birth plan that can be shared with your caregivers so that each individual involved in your care understands your specific plans and goals.
A Single Point of ContactWe provide you and your doctor with a single point of contact for access to your individualized plan of care. This will
include your diagnostic and medical information, support and resources for you, your family and your doctor.