Dell Children's Comprehensive Fetal Care Center
A department of Dell Children's Medical Center
4910 Mueller Blvd #103
Austin, TX 78723
Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Pediatric specialty care in your neighborhood
Advanced imaging and diagnostic testing
Dell Children’s Comprehensive Fetal Care Center provides some of the most advanced technology and tests to diagnose and monitor fetal conditions. These include:
- Blood tests
- Fetal echocardiography
- Fetal neurosonology
- Fetal MRI
Genetic testing and counseling
Certified prenatal genetic counselors work closely with MFMs to evaluate the likelihood of genetic conditions in current or future pregnancies. Your genetic counselor starts by listening to understand you and your concerns. Together, we can talk about your family history, risks and any conditions you may be concerned about. Your genetic counselor takes the time to explain your options for genetic testing and can recommend testing that is right for you and your family.
Fetal and neonatal surgery
At the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, our neonatal surgeons deliver some of the most advanced care for fetal conditions, including:
- Intrauterine infusions for blood disorders
- Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome laser surgery
- Shunt placement
- Fluid drainage
Dell Children’s has the only Level I Children’s Surgical Program in Central Texas. So, babies with complex congenital conditions can be treated surgically by highly experienced pediatric specialists and surgeons.
Maternal Care Center
If you and your baby are being cared for by specialists at Dell Children’s Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, you can get your maternity care in the same suite at the Maternal Care Center. Your fetal and maternity care team work together as one multispecialty team. Scheduling your appointments and getting the care you need is more convenient with both specialty care centers located in the same place.
If you are a patient of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center and would like to make an appointment at the Maternal Care Center, please call 512-324-0042.
Mental health care
When you’re having a baby, you experience a lot of emotions – excitement, anticipation, worry, anxiety. At Dell Children’s Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, psychologists are part of our care team. We provide emotional support for moms during pregnancy and postpartum.
A perinatal and reproductive psychiatrist provides counseling on the risks and benefits of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They also prescribe and manage these medications.
If needed, social workers are also part of your care team. They can help moms process the grief, trauma, and worry that can come with complex pregnancies. And we connect you and your family to resources in the community if needed.
Specialized Delivery Unit
Mothers who are low-to-moderate risk and pregnant with a baby who has a congenital condition may deliver at the Specialized Delivery Unit. This state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit inside Dell Children’s Medical Center provides direct access to pediatric specialists for babies who need more care after delivery. The Specialized Delivery Unit is designed for moms and babies who are patients of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center.
Your care team includes specially trained labor and delivery nurses, OB-GYNs, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, fetal interventionalists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurse coordinators, ultrasonographers and pediatric specialists. We work as a team to provide advanced care during and after delivery. And if your baby needs neonatal intensive care (NICU care), have peace of mind knowing they will be close by at the NICU at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Highest level neonatal care
Dell Children’s is home to a Level IV NICU – the highest level of care for premature and critically ill newborn babies. The NICU provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care for the most complex and critically ill infants of all gestational ages. Neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists work together to care for our tiniest babies.
Pediatric cardiac care unit
Babies born with congenital heart disease are cared for in the Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit located within Dell Children’s Medical Center directly after they are born. This unit is dedicated to delivering highly specialized cardiac care to infants, children and adolescents diagnosed with congenital or acquired heart conditions. Find out more about fetal heart care at Dell Children’s.