Comprehensive fetal medicine care for your baby before birth

We believe every baby deserves a chance to thrive. Advances in fetal medicine now allow us to successfully treat many congenital diseases and other high-risk conditions before your baby is even born. If your doctor identifies an abnormality or condition in your baby, you can expect exceptional care and guidance from the Michael and Ann Ciresi Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health. Midwest Fetal Care Center brings together a team of highly trained experts in maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric care that will support you and your baby every step of the way, from diagnosis to recovery.

Midwest Fetal Care Center

Choosing the best care for your baby

We guide you through every step of your journey. In everything we do—from surgery to coordinating your appointments—our care model puts patient and family first. We work with specialists, fetal medicine doctors, nurses, perinatal social workers and others to provide seamless, coordinated care starting at diagnosis through treatment and after-care for mom and baby.

The fetal care unit is a team of highly trained and experienced clinicians and care givers who are dedicated to advancing the field of fetal medicine and offering the highest quality care possible for patients and their families.

We have some of the best outcomes. For babies who need fetal surgery, Midwest Fetal Care Center has some of the highest survival rates and the lowest rates of post-operative complications in the reported literature. For premature babies who require surgery, we have one of the lowest rates of surgical complications coupled with neonatal survival outcomes that are among the best in the country.

We offer advanced prenatal intervention. As a comprehensive treatment destination for developing babies and their mothers, Midwest Fetal Care Center is one of just a few fetal medicine centers in North America that offers open fetal surgery (OFS). Myelomeningocele repair—a neural tube defect that is a severe form of spina bifida—is the primary focus of the OFS program.

Learn more about the conditions we treat and services we offer.