Most babies are born healthy, and the pregnancy goes as planned. In some cases, complications can occur, or the baby may be diagnosed with an anomaly before birth. Here at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, we have a specialized program for providing the best possible care to you and your baby.

Rady Children’s Fetal Care Program offers comprehensive maternal-fetal care to expectant mothers and their unborn babies with known anomalies. Expert care is provided by a team of highly skilled and experienced physicians from multiple specialties.

Our services include:

  • Consultation with fetal and pediatric specialists
  • Coordination of care
  • High-risk prenatal care and coordination of delivery at area hospitals
  • Genetic counseling
  • Diagnostic testing, including ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram and MRI

Many expectant mothers also continue to see their own obstetrician during their pregnancy. We will work with your obstetrician or maternal-fetal medicine specialist to arrange for ongoing diagnostic testing and expert consultation from our specialists. Additionally, our family-centered approach encourages you to be a part of the care team and take an active role in making the best decisions for you and your baby.

Neonatal Care

Our 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rady Children’s Hospital provides Level 4 care, the highest designation available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

For Referring Physicians

Please complete our referral form and fax with all pertinent medical records to 858-966-4957.

For Cardiology referrals, please also complete and fax our Fetal Echocardiogram Order form.