Fetal Therapy

Yale has pioneered the field of fetal therapy, and our physicians are some of its most experienced specialists. Many of the procedures available to women with high-risk pregnancies were first developed at Yale, including noninvasive fetal anemia assessment, percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS), in utero fetal blood transfusion and invasive therapies such as fetoscopy and fetal surgery. For fetuses with conditions requiring special care our fetal therapy services are world class, and our coordination of care with the pediatric sub specialists at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital ensures seamless transitions from fetus to newborn for babies with special needs.


Yale Fetal Therapy Program provides extensive and detailed counseling and treatment in a large number of fetal conditions that require fetal therapy in utero including: 

  • Twin-to-twin transfusion
  • Fetal obstructive uropathy
  • Cordocentesis for fetal transfusion
  • Radio frequency ablation for anomalies affecting one fetus in identical twin gestations
  • Chorionic villus sampling for earlier chromosomal analysis
  • Amniocentesis for routine chromosomal analysis
  • Abdominal cerclage