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The Fetal Care Center brings together a team of leading experts in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, genetics, pediatric surgery, and an array of other top-ranked pediatric subspecialties. Together, the team customize a comprehensive care plan for pregnant patients and their developing babies who require specialized medical and surgical care while in the womb or interventions after birth. A fetal therapy coordinator is available to help patients throughout their care journey; from pregnancy through delivery, and often beyond. They guide patients through testing, meeting with specialists, scheduling appointments and coordinating the care plan.

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As leaders in complex in-utero surgery, we are proud to be the first in Connecticut and the region to perform in utero myelomenigocele repair. Myelomeningocele is a condition where the baby’s backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. The condition, a type of spina bifida, is a congenital defect of the spine and spinal cord. The surgery is performed before the baby is born (prior to 26 weeks gestation) as this provides the best outcomes.

  • For more than 40 years, we have provided world-class fetal therapy services.
  • YNHH is proud to have pioneered the nation’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • We are one of only a few hospitals in the country to offer couplet care, where mothers and their babies are cared for together in the same room.
  • Many procedures available to women with high-risk pregnancies were first developed by our partners at Yale School of Medicine’s department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences including noninvasive fetal anemia assessment, percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS), in utero fetal blood transfusion and therapies such as fetoscopy and fetal surgery.
  • Our physicians are leading researchers in the field of fetal medicine.

For more information or to request an appointment, please call 855-433-8252, or submit a Fetal Care Center Information Request. Someone is available to answer your call from Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. You can also visit, Frequently Asked Questions to learn about what to expect on your first visit and answers to other common questions.

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Yale School of Medicine

Yale New Haven Health is proud to be affiliated with the prestigious Yale University and its highly ranked Yale School of Medicine.