If your baby has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition during your pregnancy, we can help. The Fetal Concerns Center offers compassionate, individualized care for you and your baby - from pregnancy to delivery and beyond.

The Fetal Concerns Center provides a comprehensive team approach – incorporating the referring physician, patient family, maternal fetal medicine specialist, nurse care coordinator, neonatologist and pediatric care specialists – when caring for women and their fetuses. We provide the kind of care you’d expect from one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. The center operates in close collaboration with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin to deliver high-quality, comprehensive fetal care. 

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What to expect

When you come to the Fetal Concerns Center, you can expect:

Expertise and experience

This is the only program of its type in Wisconsin and one of only a few in the entire country.

Comprehensive, coordinated care

At Children's Hospital, we have all the care you and your baby (or babies) will need in one convenient location. The staff and providers at the Fetal Concerns Center, coordinate visits so that specialists and services are brought to the family, generally keeping the family in one location for their prenatal visits.

Programs and support

At Children's Hospital, we know how difficult it can be when your baby is diagnosed with a medical condition before his or her birth. In addition to providing outstanding care for you and your baby, we offer programs and support to make your pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery care as easy as possible. Learn more about our programs and support

A top-level NICU

In addition, if you choose to deliver your baby here, our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers a highly experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment that can handle all neonatal health concerns - no matter what type of complications may arise. Like no other in the state, Children's Hospital's Level IV NICU is conveniently located near a high-risk birth center, eliminating an ambulance ride while keeping mom and baby close after delivery.

Benefits of delivering at Children's Hospital

As a patient of the Fetal Concerns Center, you generally have the option to either deliver here or to deliver at another hospital of your choosing. The Birth Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is located inside Children's Hospital. If you deliver your baby here, you will have access to many resources that will help you care for your baby, especially if he or she has to spend time in the NICU. For example, you will be able to:

  • Breastfeed
  • Bond with your baby
  • Meet face-to-face with your baby's care provider

Delivering here also makes it easier for family members to visit both mom and baby at the same time.

Planning and services, even if you deliver at another hospital

If your doctors don't think your baby will require emergency care after birth, you can deliver your baby at the hospital of your choice. During your pregnancy, the Fetal Concerns Center staff can help you plan for your baby's follow-up care by providing education and counseling. Learn more about our services

Learn more about our NICU

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital provides the highest level of care that is available to newborns in Wisconsin, and we can respond immediately to your baby's urgent needs. Learn more.