Services Offered at the Maternal Fetal Institute

The Medical City Children’s Hospital Maternal Fetal Institute treats a full range of conditions in newborns and expectant mothers whose babies have been diagnosed with congenital anomalies. Care starts well before delivery. From the moment you enter the Maternal Fetal Institute, a multidisciplinary team of maternal fetal specialists, pediatric specialists, nurses, and researchers will meet at least once a week to review your case. This helps ensure a proper diagnosis for your baby and a seamless transition to treatment.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal Wall Defects
  • Abnormal heart
  • Achondrogenesis
  • Achondroplasia
  • Agenesis of the cerebellar vermis
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Anencephaly
  • Asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy
  • Atrial septal defect
  • AV Canal Defect
  • Beckwith-weidemann syndrome
  • Bilateral cleft lip and palate
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
  • CDH
  • CHD
  • Chest Mass
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Choroid plexus cyst
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Club foot
  • CNS malformation
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Congenital aberrations
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Congenital diaphramatic hernia
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Congenital kidney disease
  • Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis
  • Conjoined twins
  • Craniofacial defects
  • Critical aortic valve stenosis
  • Cystic adenomatoid malformation
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Cystic mass
  • Dandy Walker malformation
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • DORV
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Dwarfism
  • Ebsteins anomaly
  • Ecmo
  • Ectopia Cordis
  • Encephalocele
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Fetal ascites
  • Fetal malformation
  • Gastroschisis
  • Heterotaxy
  • HLHS
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocoele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hydrops
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Meckel-Gruber syndrome
  • Megaureter
  • Meningomyelocele
  • Microcephaly
  • Multicystic kidneys
  • Multiple anomalies
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neural Tube Defect
  • Neurological Conditions and Disorders
  • Omphalocele
  • Open neural tube defect
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Polycystic kidney
  • Polyvalvular disease
  • Porencephaly
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Renal agenesis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Special needs
  • Specialty Obstetrics Referrals
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • TGA
  • Thalassaemia major
  • Thanaophoric dwarfism
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
  • Transposition of great vessels
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Trisomy 13
  • Trisomy 18
  • Trisomy 21
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Twin to twin transfusion
  • Vacterl associations
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Ventriculomegaly
  • VSD


The Medical City Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Institute accepts all women with qualifying medical conditions. For more information before your child is born, contact our Maternal Fetal Institute Maternal Care Manager, Michele Charless, with questions or a referral at:

 (972) 566-2326

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After delivery, please contact the Maternal Fetal Institute Neonatal Care Coordinator, Jenine Davila, at:

 (972) 566-3287

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