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Welcome to the Yale Fetal Care Center

The Yale Fetal Care Center is the premier, patient and family focused destination for expert fetal diagnosis and multi-disciplinary treatment of fetal conditions.

We are committed to ensuring that the specialists at the Yale Medical Group and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

  1. provide the most comprehensive, technologically advanced diagnostic and intervention options for fetal conditions
  2. provide integrated, patient/family-centered care and seamless access to health services across the specialties and continuum
  3. continue to develop the next generation of innovative approaches to fetal therapy

For more than 40 years, fetuses with conditions requiring special care have benefited from our world class fetal therapy services. Our coordination of care with the surgeons and the pediatric specialists at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, the home of the nation’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has ensured seamless transitions from fetus to newborn for babies with special needs.

The Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences department, has pioneered the field of fetal therapy, and our physicians are among 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.

Thriving Thanks to Advanced Fetal Surgery

Hear one mother's testimony of how surgeons and pediatric specialists from Yale's world-renowned Fetal Care Center helped to safely deliver her daughter after a scary discovery.