Dayton Children’s Hospital

Our Care Philosophy

As a mother, you want to do what’s best for your baby. At the Fetal to Newborn Care Center… so do we.

Peace-of-MindWe understand that learning that your baby may need specialized care both before and after birth can be extremely frightening. Our nurse navigator will walk with you every step of the way, ensuring your questions are answered and your fears are calmed.

While every pregnancy is unique, managing a high-risk pregnancy requires the specialized expertise that spans from fetal diagnosis to newborn care. Our collaborative team of maternal-fetal specialists, high-risk obstetricians, neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists offer prenatal evaluation, fetal diagnosis and treatment services that consider both you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and after delivery. Our comprehensive, integrated approach to patient care is centered on the following principles:

  • Compassion and support: You will not be alone to navigate your care plan. We have a specialized nurse navigator who will walk with you from diagnosis through delivery – and beyond. A compassionate companion, the nurse navigator will answer questions, schedule appointments, follow up with you after any tests, and coordinate your care so that you can focus on yourself and your baby.
  • Advanced diagnostic and treatment options: The Fetal to Newborn Care Center provides a seamless approach that begins with diagnostic testing and includes fetal care, labor and delivery plan and newborn care. Our experienced team conducts all necessary testing to confirm a diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment plan based on your unique needs.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is at the heart of our approach. You are the most important part of your care team, and we encourage participation throughout every step of your care plan. Specialized physicians share their expertise to ensure that each aspect of a mother and baby’s care is addressed. And, because we know you value your relationship with your OB/GYN, we work closely with your physician to involve them in your care plan to ensure you receive the best possible care throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
  • Convenience: We offer procedures and interventions, high-risk labor and delivery services, newborn intensive care, neonatal surgery and pediatric specialists without having to travel far from home and the support system of your family and friends.

Every pregnancy is special. Every family is unique. Together we will design the plan specific to your needs. This coordination of care puts you and your baby at the heart of everything we do.