Fetal volumes and surgical outcomes

The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, brings together a multidisciplinary 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 abnormalities.

The center was started to meet the local need and has quickly grown into a national center with world-class outcomes. The MWFCC has evaluated approximately 3,000 patients per year.

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) fetal procedure outcomes

95% of procedures resulted in at least one twin surviving

77% of procedures resulted in both twins surviving

Myelomeningocele (MMC) repair outcomes

64% of fetal closure patients did not require surgical management of hydrocephalus at 12-months post-fMMC repair

55% of fetal closure patients showed an improvement in motor function at their 24-month follow-up appointment


Appointments and referrals


Midwest Fetal Care Center
902 E 26th Street, Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Map and directions

Located in the first floor front entrance of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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