Comprehensive maternal-fetal medical care for you and your baby

The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, brings together a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained maternal-fetal medicine experts from Allina Health and pediatric and neonatal specialists from Children’s Minnesota. Open since 2008, the MWFCC is a national referral center and regional leader in fetal diagnosis, fetal intervention and comprehensive fetal care for unborn babies with complex conditions.

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Why choose Midwest Fetal Care Center?

We guide you through every step of your journey. From coordinating your appointments, and as needed, to preparing for fetal surgery and neonatal care — our family-centered care model puts you and your family first.

Superior level of care. Our team of health care specialists work collaboratively to provide you and your family with the most advanced, comprehensive medical care – all in one location. Our center’s success is achieved using a multi-disciplinary care model with a breadth of specialists including maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, neonatologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, geneticists, anesthesiologists, social workers, nurses, and care coordinators.

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists, we offer advanced prenatal intervention. Our team members are highly skilled in the wide array of treatment options for the complex needs of babies and expectant mothers.

We have top outcomes. For babies who need fetal surgery, Midwest Fetal Care Center is proud to report superior outcomes with some of the highest survival rates and the lowest post-operative complication rates in the published literature.

For babies with congenital heart defects, we provide a seamless transition from The Mother Baby Center delivery area to the Children’s Minnesota Cardiac ICU. Our pediatric cardiology surgical collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and The Mayo Clinic offers families top-notch pediatric cardiac care from birth to adulthood.

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 aim to elevate the field of maternal-fetal medicine. The team is involved in many single and multi-center research studies across a wide array of clinical conditions.

Watch Charlotte’s story

The future’s bright for baby Charlotte. Following a pioneering fetal surgery to repair her spinal defect in utero, and weeks of round-the-clock support from the neonatal intensive care team, she’s right where she belongs: home.

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Midwest Fetal Care Center is a collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health.