Maternal Fetal Institute at Medical City Children's Hospital
High-Risk Labor and Delivery/Antepartum Unit
More than 3,100 babies are born annually at Medical City Children's Hospital. You can rest assured knowing that our high-risk labor and delivery staff, including in-house neonatologists and OB hospitalists, as well as anesthesiologists dedicated to labor and delivery and maternal-fetal medicine physicians, are available 24/7.
Maternal, Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Teams
Medical City is adept at handling both scheduled and emergency deliveries. Our maternal and pediatric/neonatal transport teams stand ready to bring mother and child to our hospital through ground, helicopter, or airplane transport. The best place for a high-risk baby during pregnancy is the mother’s belly. Our experienced maternal transport team, composed of labor and delivery nurses, provides the best chance of extending pregnancy while moving mom to a higher level of care.
Congenital Heart Surgery Unit (CHSU)
The Congenital Heart Surgery Unit at Medical City Children's Hospital treats approximately 400 pediatric heat surgery patients each year, with cases ranging from common and relatively simple to rare and intricately complex. Our heart program’s success has attracted referrals from across the country.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Medical City Children's Hospital's Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed 24-hours-a-day by board certified neonatologists, nurse practitioners and nurses with specialized NICU training. They’re all prepared to care for medically fragile infants, including those who require cardiac surgery, neurosurgery or general surgery.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Our Level 1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is capable of treating the most severely ill pediatric patients. With pediatric intensivists in-house 24/7, services such as high-frequency oscillating ventilation or extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) are available at all times. Advanced telemedicine technology allows our intensivists to communicate with physicians, patients and families at referring facilities with real-time video assessments.
As the largest center of its kind in the world, our Craniofacial Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary services, bringing together all the specialists needed to help children with even the most complex anomalies. The center has treated thousands of patients from all 50 states and more than 75 countries, performing more than 15,000 surgical procedures aimed at helping children better face the world.
Fetal Intervention and Fetal Surgery
Of the approximately 4 million babies born in the United States each year, about 120,000 (3 percent) have a complex birth defect that can be treated or addressed through fetal intervention or fetal surgery. Maternal fetal specialists have long known that some birth defects could be successfully treated after birth. But as technology, fetal imaging and prenatal testing have improved over the past few decades, so too has our knowledge of fetal development and the benefits of performing surgery while the baby is still in utero.
The Fetal Intervention and Surgery program at Medical City Children's Hospital provides leading-edge treatment for the most vulnerable patients suffering from congenital birth defects.