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.
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 our Neonatology program #5 in the country (2021-22), and all 10 specialties surveyed consistently rank among the nation’s best.
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.
Our 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rady Children’s Hospital also provides Level 4 care, the highest designation available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.