As the frontiers of medicine expand, even the tiniest infants—including those still in their mother’s womb—may benefit from the earliest possible diagnosis, evaluation, and/or treatment of medical conditions.

The Midwest Fetal Care Center, the only center of its kind in the upper Midwest, offers diagnosis, consultation with experienced specialists, and treatment for a variety of conditions.

As a cooperative effort between several award-winning medical institutions, Midwest Fetal Care Center offers families:

  • A collaborative team of some of the top experts in the region in maternal health, fetal health, and diagnosis and treatment of fetal conditions
  • Seamless, coordinated care from diagnosis to treatment to after-care for both mom and baby
  • Assistance in obtaining outside treatment where necessary. If treatments available at other hospitals are the best option for mom and/or baby, we’ll help you get where you need to go.

Clinical services offered


  • Comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, including fetal echocardiograms, ultrasounds, and other diagnostics
  • Consultations with pediatric subspecialists, including pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, urologists, geneticists, ENT surgeons, neonatologists, and others
  • Fetal surgery, including the EXIT procedure (which involves surgery just prior to delivery) and fetoscopic laser ablation therapy (a laser surgery for Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and other conditions)
  • Newborn surgery for conditions best treated after birth
  • Prenatal counseling to equip families with the information they need to make decisions for child and mom
  • Family support services, including consultations with bioethicists, chaplains, social workers or others as desired

Conditions treated through the Midwest Fetal Care Center


  • Chest anomalies
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Cardiac disease
  • Twin-related conditions
  • Fetal tumors
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Genitourinary problems
  • Facial/airway conditions