Clinical Programs — Comprehensive Fetal Care Program

Services

Giving Babies the Best Possible Start in Life

Your family is our family that’s why we have a comprehensive team of multidisciplinary experts who personalize and customize a plan for you and your baby. Our goal is to give exceptional care and the best possible start in life.

Assessment and Care Coordination
High-risk pregnancies can result from health problems affecting the mother, or from fetal causes. Common maternal health concerns include diabetes diagnosed early in pregnancy, autoimmune disease, and use of assisted reproductive technology.

If you have a family history of inheritable disorders this can be a reason for screening your baby during pregnancy. Some babies may have evidence of a genetic disorder or growth restriction prompting a more thorough evaluation to determine cause and the best plan course of action.

No matter what the medical concerns are, our mission remains the same: give babies the best possible start in life.

Prenatal Diagnostics and Treatment
This program provides access to advanced prenatal diagnostic tests including; fetal echocardiograms, fetal blood sampling, fetal transfusion, non-invasive genetic screening, amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling and obstetrical ultrasound services. As early as 15-16 weeks our team can diagnose heart defects and heart rhythm problems, cleft lip and cleft palate, stomach and intestinal issues, brain abnormalities and clubbed feet. If an unborn child needs medical intervention, we provide treatment for fetal infection, amniotic fluid removal and management of fetal growth problems.

Prenatal/Fetal Surgery
Fetal evaluation and management are provided to treat a range of conditions and birth defects before delivery. Our pediatric surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in children, and they operate on children whose development ranges from before birth through the teenage years.

Specialized Healthcare
For the expectant family whose baby will need complex health care, we provide a high level of support throughout the process. A dedicated Fetal Care Coordinator serves as the point of contact for the medical team and helps to arrange appointments, answer questions and provide emotional support. Care is taken to schedule appointments promptly and close together (time and location) to minimize stress and disruption. We coordinate services for your child with a world-class team of experts who collaborate on an overall treatment plan to ensure your child’s and your family’s needs are met.

Labor and Specialized Care Units

Labor and Delivery Suite
We provide a labor and delivery suite with a private recovery room. The Suite is conveniently located near the newborn nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to provide new mothers and families a highly individualized birth experience that addresses their needs.

All-Private-Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our 46-bed Level III NICU is the first in New York State to give newborn babies, who require specialized care, their own rooms. Quiet, individual spaces help with the child’s development, and give parents time to bond with their babies in a secure and private environment. Our Neonatologist and NICU Nurses have excellent experience in caring for critically ill babies

NICU High-Risk Clinic
After babies are discharged from the NICU, they are referred to our NICU High-Risk Clinic where our experts will follow their progress regularly for up to three years to ensure they’re meeting their critical milestones. Our team specializes in recognizing the special needs and nuances of babies who required NICU care and can quickly provide resources and referrals when necessary.

Care for Families

Psychological and genetic counseling are available. Click here for more information.

Important Links

Click on the links below to learn more about any of the specialties that may be part of your family’s care plan.

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit stonybrookmedicine.edu/telehealth.

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams