Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

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.

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.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates 5,000 Deliveries in Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

Why Choose Us?

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.

Our Team

You Might Also Like
Screengrab from Garbose Family SDU tour video

Special Delivery Unit Tour

Learn what to expect when you deliver a baby at CHOP's Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.

Nurse holding newborn

The World’s Most Experienced Fetal Care Center

Clinicians and families share what makes the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment the best place for prenatal diagnosis, fetal care and fetal surgery.

title screen from Twice Born

Watch PBS Documentary Series "Twice Born"

“TWICE BORN: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit,” is a gripping documentary series that follows four families seeking treatment at CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.