Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit
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Babies prenatally diagnosed with birth defects often require specialized care before, during and after delivery. The Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) is the world’s first birth facility in a pediatric hospital specifically designed for healthy mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. Located within Children’s Hospital's Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, the SDU allows moms to stay close, and babies are treated immediately. Having this comprehensive care in one location is critically important to the well-being of babies born with complex congenital conditions.
You have many options when it comes to the delivery and care of your child. For babies with prenatally diagnosed birth defects who require fetal intervention or specialized care immediately after birth, experience and attention to detail matters. Find out what sets CHOP's Special Delivery Unit apart from other birthing units.