Comprehensive care for moms and babies
Children’s Mercy has a carefully orchestrated system in place for both emergency and preplanned fetal surgery. We coordinate the many different departments and care providers involved in your family’s case to ensure you are supported on all sides.
Your medical team is always caring for both you and your baby—and in some cases, multiple babies. The team includes your surgeons (in some cases, both a fetal surgeon and another specialist such as a neurologist or cardiologist), nurses, a sonographer, an anesthesiologist, and your maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
We’ll also care for your emotional well-being during the difficult process of making decisions about your and your baby’s health. Your nurse coordinator will help you schedule and manage all your appointments. A social worker will help you with practical needs, like lodging, travel and support services. Our psychologists and chaplains are always available to provide a listening ear for you and your family as well.
As a comprehensive children’s hospital, we are uniquely positioned to provide the best possible treatment for you and your little one. We will surround your family with supportive and compassionate care, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
While many moms have fetal procedures on site at Children’s Mercy and stay here the entire time with their babies, there is a connecting walkway directly from the Fetal Health Center to University Health to provide a higher level of trauma care for moms who need adult critical care specialists.