As a member of the Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative (OFMC), Nationwide Children's offers families facing potentially complex birth defects the highest quality care. The most advanced diagnosis and treatment is available to both the mother and fetus before, during and after the infant’s birth.
We know this can be a very stressful time for you. Our expert team of fetal medicine specialists is here to guide and support you each step of the way. Our goal is to provide you with the information and care you need to prepare for the birth of your baby.
During your fetal medicine visit, the pediatric specialists will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and long-term prognosis of your baby. We are also here to provide supportive care, listen to your questions and discuss your concerns.
Nationwide Children’s works closely with families and their perinatologists to utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment protocols from a full range of specialties to improve neonatal outcomes for most fetal complications. These specialties include maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, radiology, transfusion services, laser treatment, labor and delivery, neonatology, cardiology, anesthesia, pediatric surgery, urology and neurosurgery.
By using advanced diagnostic methods, we work with the perinatologists to pinpoint the fetus’s problem and recommend the best possible treatment, allowing for the planning and care of nearly every fetal complication, including:
The following specialties are included in the collaborative and will participate in your care depending on your baby’s diagnosis:
We understand that this can be a difficult time and are here to support you. Our fetal medicine nurse coordinator is available to you to call with questions and concerns. She will also coordinate your appointments at Nationwide Children’s so you will visit all necessary specialists in one day.
To help prepare you for the birth and care of your baby, the nurse coordinator will arrange a tour of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before your baby’s birth. We will also make sure you go home with literature and educational resources to help you understand your care and your baby’s diagnosis.
A family support coordinator is available to provide emotion and spiritual support to you before and after your baby’s birth. Additional support such as social services, interpreter services and accommodations for families that live outside of Franklin County are available.
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