Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Travel Advisories

Please allow for extra travel time to your appointments due to road closures and traffic congestion caused by multiple construction projects around CHOP and Penn, including the full closure of the Wood Center, long-term traffic pattern changes on University Ave., and more. Please check traffic before you go to see if there are any additional closures or impacts in the area, and refer here for the latest updates on parking at CHOP’s Philadelphia Campus.

Learning that your unborn baby has a birth defect can turn a time of joy into a time of uncertainty. Know that you’re not alone. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment is here to support you every step of the way. From diagnosis and prenatal management through fetal surgery, delivery and care after birth, our fetal center's team of internationally-recognized experts in fetal therapy and maternal-fetal medicine works together to make sure you and your baby receive the best possible care.

Fetal Diagnosis and Fetal Surgery: The World’s Most Experienced Fetal Care Center

Why Choose Us?

The moment you learn a baby is on the way, you want the very best for your child. Here at the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, you’ll find an unmatched level of care for babies with prenatally diagnosed birth defects — since 1995, we’ve cared for more than 32,015 expectant parents from around the world and performed more than 2,328 fetal surgeries. Every day we’re searching for new ways to treat these life-threatening conditions, offering hope for a better future for all children with birth defects.

Conditions We Treat

Our Programs and Services

From advanced fetal imaging, high-tech operating rooms, and a dedicated delivery unit, to a unique neonatal surgical team and specialized follow-up care as your child grows, we offer comprehensive, family-centered care in one location. Learn about the programs and services available to your family, and some of the many treatments we offer.

Our Team

At the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, you will have access to a team of pioneers in fetal diagnosis, fetal surgery and fetal medicine who are constantly working to refine and advance the techniques used to treat fetal conditions.

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Tour our Fetal Center

Watch this video tour to learn what to expect at your first visit to the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

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What to Expect

From the moment of referral through delivery and postnatal care, your family can expect a supportive experience when you come to us with a diagnosis of a birth defect.

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