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Fetal and Pregnancy Health

When expectant parents learn that their fetus has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, our Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program brings together a unique team of experts to address the needs of both mother and baby before, during and after delivery.

We offer counseling, preparation and ongoing support. We make sure you and your baby have the best care possible by providing:

  • A single point of contact. We provide you and your doctor with a single contact for accessing our diagnostic, medical and surgical expertise. We make it easy for you to get the information, support and resources you need.

  • Individualized, integrated care. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team of medical and surgical subspecialists will provide services specific to your and your baby's needs. Genetic counselors, social workers and parent mentors are also an important part of our team. The Johnson Center network includes Perinatal Diagnostic Centers throughout the Bay Area and central coast and we will help to arrange accommodations for treatment at Stanford, if necessary.

  • Evaluations and explanations of findings. You will have a series of individualized evaluations that may include ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, and fetal MRI to better understand fetal findings. We help you understand the results of these assessments and the treatment options available. We will partner with you so that you can make the best decisions for your baby.

  • Family support and integrated services. Our family-centered care approach encourages you to become an active participant in your child's health care team. Providing compassionate support is our priority.

  • Comprehensive services, in the same place. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only children’s hospital in the Bay Area—and one of the few in the country—to offer obstetric, delivery, newborn and pediatric services all in one place. We provide complete care for a range of conditions and needs.

Learn more about advancements in maternal-fetal research and care happening at Stanford >

Stanford Fetal Therapy VR

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Learn about our new VR simulation that gives patients a closer view of complex fetal conditions and how we treat them.

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Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program directors and staff