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
    • Bladder exstrophy
    • Gastroschisis
    • OEIS complex (omphalocele, exstrophy of the cloaca, imperforate anus, and spine abnormalities)
    • Omphalocele
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Cloacal exstrophy
  • Club foot
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital heart disease
    • Aortic valve stenosis
    • Atrioventricular canal defect
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Coarctation of the aorta
    • Complete atrioventricular septal defect
    • Double outlet right ventricle
    • Ebstein anomaly
    • Heterotaxy syndrome
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    • Interrupted aortic arch
    • Pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum
    • Pulmonary stenosis
    • Tetralogy of fallot
    • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
    • Transposition of the great arteries
    • Tricuspid atresia
    • Truncus arteriosus
    • Ventricular septal defect
  • Congenital lung malformations
    • Bronchial-pulmonary sequestration (BPS)
    • Bronchial atresia
    • Bronchogenic cyst
    • Congenital pulmonary malformations (CPAM)
    • Pleural effusion
  • Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS)
    • Laryngeal atresia
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Fetal tumors
    • Liver tumors
    • Lymphangioma (Cystic Hygroma)
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Renal tumors
    • Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genetic conditions
  • Genitourinary problems
    • Ambiguous genitalia
    • Duplicating collecting system
    • Echogenic kidneys
    • Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
      • Bladder outlet obstruction
      • Posterior urethral valves
    • Multi-cystic kidney disease (MCKD)
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Renal agenesis
    • Renal cysts
    • Urinary tract dilation
      • Hydronephrosis
      • Pelviectasis
      • Pyelectasis
      • UPJ obstruction
  • Hydrops fetalis
  • Immune and non-immune hydrops fetalis
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Micrognathia and agnathia
  • Neck masses
    • Cervical teratoma
  • Neurologic disorders
    • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
    • Anencephaly
    • Arachnoid cysts
    • Dandy-Walker malformation and variants
    • Encephalocele
    • Hydrocephalus
      • Aqueductal stenosis
      • Ventriculomegaly
    • Holoprosencephaly
    • Macrocephaly
    • Porencephaly
    • Microcephaly
    • Spina bifida (Myelomeningocele)
    • Vein of Galen aneurysm
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Skeletal dysplasia
    • Achondroplasia
    • Achondrogensis
    • Arthrogryposis
    • Diastrophic dysplasia
    • 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)

Services

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