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Fetal Care Program

When it comes to pregnancy, the anticipation of a healthy baby is what every expectant parent hopes for. However, the reality is that some pregnancies face risk factors that require specialized care and attention.

Rady Children’s Hospital’s Fetal Care Program offers comprehensive maternal-fetal specialized care to expectant mothers.
We have a specialized Fetal Care program for providing the best possible care during your complicated pregnancy making sure to you and your baby get the best medical treatment. Our Fetal Care program stands as a beacon of expertise and compassion for families navigating through the complexities of maternal-fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancy.

We are not only a leading Fetal Care Program in the state of California, but the specialties involved are nationally known for their outstanding outcomes. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rady Children’s Hospital’s Neonatology program #5 in the country (2021-22), and all 10 specialties surveyed consistently rank among the nation’s best.

Many expectant mothers/patients also continue to see their own obstetrician during their pregnancy. Our healthcare professionals at Rady Children’s Hospital 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 patient care team and take an active role in making the best decisions for you and your unborn baby.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unity from Healthcare Professionals

Our 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rady Children’s Hospital also provides Level 4 patient care, the highest designation available from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This comprehensive facility extends its expertise beyond neonatal care, with specialized fetal care services to ensure optimal health outcomes for both mothers and infants.

At our facility, we prioritize the well-being of both mothers and infants, offering a comprehensive range of services that go beyond standard care. Our team of dedicated health care professionals is committed to providing top-tier maternal and fetal care, encompassing a holistic approach that addresses the specific needs of each individual, from prenatal to postnatal care and beyond.

Contact Us

We are here to provide the highest level of maternal and fetal care. 

Reach out to us today to discover how our comprehensive maternal and fetal care services can make a difference in your pregnancy journey. Our team is here to support you and ensure that you receive the best possible care throughout this significant time in your life.

For Fetal Cardiology Only

If you have been referred to Fetal Cardiology, our Fetal Cardiac Nurse Coordinator Hannah Bressner, RN can be reached at 858-576-1700 extension 223535 or via email at

For All Other Specialties

If you have been referred to any other specialty, our Fetal Care Nurse Coordinator, Erin Smiech, RN can be reached at 858-966-7814 or via email at

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