The Fetal Care Center of Southern California
When you’re pregnant, you want the best for your baby. We know an unexpected diagnosis can be scary. At The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, we deal with the unexpected every day, and have helped many families make the best plan for their baby’s birth and medical care.
As a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC, The Fetal Care Center of Southern California brings together experts in maternal-fetal medicine and pediatrics, so both mom and baby are cared for—no matter the diagnosis. Our support for families starts in the fetal period and goes far beyond.
With You at Every Step: State-of-the-Art Fetal Care
We provide comprehensive fetal diagnosis, education and treatment plans to families facing congenital conditions. Once we’ve confirmed you or your baby’s diagnosis, we will counsel you on what to expect, prenatal interventions you may need, delivering your baby safely and the medical treatment your baby will receive afterward.
- Our goal is to answer all of your questions and provide you and your family peace of mind.
- Our team of specialists will meet with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. We offer specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and neurology, urology, ENT, genetics, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and more.
- All appointments will take place in one centralized location on the CHOC campus.
- Your nurse coordinator will be your single point of contact and will coordinate all care for you and your baby.
- Our team approach means we will work closely with your obstetrician (OB), perinatologist and delivery hospital for continuity of care.
- We perform and engage in research to advance the care of mothers and babies facing complex anomalies.
Conditions We Treat
- Agenesis of the corpus callosum
- Amniotic band syndrome
- Anorectal malformations, including imperforate anus
- Aortic stenosis and pulmonary valve stenosis
- Arachnoid cysts and brain cysts
- Atrioventricular canal defects
- Bladder exstrophy
- Brain and spinal vascular malformations
- Brain tumors
- Bronchial atresia, bronchopulmonary sequestration and congenital lobar emphysema
- Bronchogenic cyst
- Cardiac masses and tumors
- Cardiomyopathy (enlarged or thickened heart)
- Cervical teratoma
- Choledochal cyst
- Chromosome anomalies including Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- Cleft lip and palate
- Cloacal exstrophy
- Cloacal malformation
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Colonic atresia
- Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
- Congenital goiter
- Congenital hemangioma with airway compromise
- Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
- Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM)
- Conjoined twins
- Cortical dysplasia
- Dandy-Walker malformation
- Double outlet right ventricle
- Ebstein’s anomaly
- Echogenic bowel
- Esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula
- Fetal arrhythmias
- Genetic syndromes including Beckwith-Wiedemann and Noonan’s syndrome
- Head and neck vascular malformations
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Hydrops fetalis
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Isoimmunization and other hematologic disease
- Large chorangioma
- Laryngeal atresia
- Limb-length discrepancies
- Lower urinary tract obstruction
- Lymphatic malformations
- Malrotation and volvulus
- Megacystis and megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome
- Multicystic dysplastic kidney/polycystic kidneys
- Meningomyelocele/myelomeningocele (spina bifida)
- Neural tube defects
- Obstructive epulis
- Omphalocele, including OEIS
- Polydactyly of the hand
- Posterior urethral valves
- Proximal focal femoral deficiency
- Prune belly syndrome
- Pulmonary atresia
- Renal duplication anomalies
- Renal dysplasia or agenesis
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma
- Selective fetal growth restriction
- Single ventricle type complex congenital heart disease
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Small bowel atresia (duodenal, jejunal and ileal)
- Solitary kidney
- Spinal deformities
- Tethered spinal cord
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- TRAP sequence
- Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Vein of Galen malformation
- Ventricular septal defects
From Prenatal Diagnosis to Thriving in Childhood
Baby born with ectopia cordis grows and prepares for multiple corrective surgeries by a large team of CHOC experts.
The multidisciplinary, expert fetal team from CHOC and UCI gives infants, like Damian with ectopia cordis, the best chance at survival.
The Fetal Care Center of Southern California is the only fetal program in the region to be designated a member of NAFTNet.
Having your baby receive a medical diagnosis during pregnancy can be scary. A CHOC expert helps families with their next steps for care.
Our son was diagnosed with CPAM (congenital cystic pulmonary malformation), and received treatment at CHOC. Today, we are so grateful our son is happy and healthy.