Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
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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.
More than 14 years after opening the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world’s first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates its 5,000th delivery.
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 28,658 expectant parents from around the world and performed more than 2,104 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.
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.