A continuum of care for high-risk pregnancies

Midwest Fetal Care Center offers mothers with high-risk pregnancy and babies with abnormal conditions a continuum of care that is among the best in the nation. From evaluation and diagnosis to fetal surgery and follow-up care, our fetal program offers mothers and babies all the experts and technology they will need in one convenient location.

We understand that high-risk pregnancy is difficult. That’s why our teams of experts work together to offer you and your baby unparalleled coordination of all the critical details of your care.

Conditions treated

Our fetal care program can diagnose and treat a full range of congenital diseases and other high-risk conditions, including:

  • Abdominal wall defects
    • Gastroschisis
    • Omphalocele
    • Bladder extrophy
    • OEIS complex (Omphalocele, Exstrophy of the cloaca, Imperforate anus, and Spine abnormalities)
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital lung malformations
    • Bronchial-pulmonary sequestration (BPS)
    • Bronchogenic cyst
    • Bronchial atresia
    • Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS)
    • Congenital pulmonary malformations (CPAM)
    • Laryngeal atresia
    • Pleural effusion
  • Fetal tumors
    • Lymphangioma
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genetic conditions
  • Genitourinary problems
    • Duplicating collecting system
    • Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
    • Multi-cystic kidney disease (MCKD)
    • Pyelectasis
    • Renal cysts
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Skeletal dysplasia
    • Achondroplasia
    • Osteogenesis imperfect (OI)
    • Thanatophoric dysplasia
  • Twin-to-twin-transfusion syndrome
  • Other twin-related conditions
    • Conjoined twins
    • Selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR)
    • Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS)
    • Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAPS)


A high-risk pregnancy deserves the best care, so that’s what we provide. Here are several of the key services we offer based on your customized diagnosis and treatment plan:

  • Genetic counseling
    • Amniocentesis
    • Chorionic villous sampling (CVS)
    • Ultrasound markers for aneuploidy
      • Echogenic intrcardiac foci (EIF)
      • Choroid plexus cyst (CPC)
      • Elevated nuchal translucency (NT)/nuchal fold (NF)
  • Fetal imaging
    • Fetal echocardiogram
    • Ultrafast fetal MRI
    • High-resolution fetal ultrasound
  • Fetal transfusion
    • Isoimmunization
  • Operative fetoscopy
  • Fetoscopic selective laser ablation
  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)
    • Giant neck mass
    • Facial/airway conditions
    • Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS)
    • Laryngeal atresia
  • Open fetal surgery (OFS)
    • Neural tube defect repair

Meet our team of experts


Appointments & Referrals


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