Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

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 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 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.

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Why Choose Us?

The moment you learn a baby is on the way, you want the very best for your child. Here at the 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 23,176 expectant parents from around the world and performed more than 1,716 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.

Our Programs and Services

From advanced fetal imaging and a dedicated delivery unit, to 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.

Our Team

At the 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.


Next Steps
Pregnant Mom and Child

Choosing a Fetal Treatment Center

Know what questions to ask when considering fetal surgery so you can make an informed decision that is right for you and your baby.

Pregnant Mom and Child

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.