Advanced Fetal Care

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The best care starts at the beginning

At our world-class clinical and research facility, we are dedicated to a single goal – improving the lives of the unborn and providing hope to their families.

Designed to be the premier resource in the region for care and support of the unborn child, we are your first choice for the evaluation and treatment of fetal abnormalities.

Services

The comprehensive list of services offered by our physicians helps to not only accurately test and diagnose, but also to provide leading-edge fetal treatment. Services include a full range of fetal diagnostic tests and treatment options provided by renowned experts who are dedicated to improving the lives of the unborn and providing hope to their families. Read A Story of Survival, about the Rickford family and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Wellness exam

The Advanced Fetal Care team offers a first-trimester wellness exam to help parents-to-be make sure they’re doing everything they can to have a healthy baby. The exam includes:
  • Discussion about your medical and family history
  • A complete physical exam
  • Detailed ultrasound
  • Blood sample
This 30-45 minute screening can detect chromosome abnormalities, malformations or birth defects, heart defects and the presence of twins. It also may help physicians gauge your risk of preterm birth. If any of these complications are suspected, you may receive additional tests, including a follow-up screening at 20 weeks.

Our team of renowned physicians and researchers has performed more than 3,000 successful intravascular fetal procedures. Among these procedures are hundreds of lifesaving fetal blood or platelet transfusions, drainage procedures, intrauterine shunt catheters, laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and other fetal surgeries.

Questions and answers

Learn more about advanced fetal care screening and diagnostic testing on our questions and answers page.

Labor and delivery

The birth of your baby is a special event. At The University of Kansas Health System, we strive to bring you excellent evidence-based, safe and family-centered maternity care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art setting. Learn more about our labor and delivery services

NICU

Physicians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The University of Kansas Health System work with obstetricians, perinatologists (physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies), pediatric specialists and surgeons. Together, they provide a continuum of care for you and your baby. Learn more about our neonatal intensive care unit

Our team

While our advanced technology and research make us one of the most notable clinical perinatal practices in the region, our most important resource is our team. Learn more about our advanced fetal care physicians

Our team of experts is available 24 hours a day, every day. To schedule an appointment, please call 913-588-6259.