At Connecticut Children’s Fetal Care Center, our team of experts is committed to bringing you and your family the comfort and confidence needed to get through your journey during and after pregnancy. We develop customized care for you and your baby that may require one or more of the following services.

Fetal Imaging

Our Fetal Care Center provides the most advanced imaging technologies. We offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment to provide you with information relevant to your comprehensive care plan.

Depending on your needs, the following tests or imaging may be performed:

  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Fetal Echocardiogram
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetal CT Scan
  • Diagnostic Fetoscopy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal Blood Sampling
  • Microarray Analysis

Genetic Counseling & Testing

You may be referred to a genetic counselor as part of your diagnosis and treatment at the Fetal Care Center. Genetic Counselors are specially trained healthcare professionals who assist in obtaining detailed family histories and offer guidance regarding specific tests, birth defects, genetic disorders, and other possible inherited conditions in conjunction with Medical Geneticists.

If you’re scheduled to meet with a Genetic Counselor, consult with your family members and prepare to share your family history of any genetic conditions.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), also known as perinatology, is a subspecialty of obstetrics. Obstetrics is the branch of medicine and surgery focused on childbirth and the care of pregnant women. MFM specialists receive additional years of formal training to manage the health concerns of mom and baby before, during, and after pregnancy. They are often seen as high-risk pregnancy experts who specialize in prenatal ultrasound and management of maternal complications of pregnancy and fetal anomalies.

Through our Pediatric Care Alliance with Hartford HealthCare, you’ll have access to maternal-fetal medicine specialists and obstetricians — and confidence knowing all your providers are coordinating your care. 

Fetal Surgery

Your baby may have a medical condition that requires surgery before or immediately after birth. Take comfort in knowing our fetal and pediatric surgeons are nationally and globally recognized for their experience and expertise. We offer the full range of fetal surgery for conditions that benefit from in utero intervention.
Our surgeons use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce any risks for you and your baby. However, some conditions may require open fetal surgery. 

The following surgeries and procedures are available at the Fetal Care Center: