Finding out that your baby's health is at risk can be overwhelming. When expecting moms and babies need special care, Children’s Mercy is ready with the region’s most comprehensive and advanced care for select high-risk pregnancies before, during and after delivery.
Diagnosis and testing for fetal conditions
Each year, nearly 400 families like yours visit the Perinatal Clinic at the Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center for a consultation. Here, you'll have access to advanced diagnostic services like amniocentesis, fetal echocardiograms, and diagnostic ultrasound to help your health-care providers understand your baby’s condition. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists coordinate with your obstetrician or primary-care provider to balance the needs of both you and your baby.
We treat thousands of babies with complex in-utero conditions each year. Parents often ask if we've seen a baby with a condition similar to theirs — the answer is yes. We see babies who have heart, gastrointestinal, lung, and other conditions that require immediate attention.
Every expert your child needs - including you
At Children’s Mercy, we build an integrated team which includes every fetal specialist who will be involved with your baby’s treatment.
As an active member of your baby's care team, you will sit around the table with every specialist your child may need at one time. We'll talk directly with you about your child's diagnosis and treatment options and discuss all your questions and concerns. Then, we will work together to create the best possible plan of care.
Your team may also include: