Dayton Children’s Hospital


What is the Fetal to Newborn Care Center?
The Fetal to Newborn Care Center is a joint program provided by Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital.   The hospital facilities at which health care services are rendered are operated either by Miami Valley Hospital or Dayton Children’s Hospital with services billed by each of them in that manner.  This joint program was established to provide a coordinated continuum of health care services by the participating hospitals.

How can I be referred to the Fetal to Newborn Care Center?
Most referrals can be made by your OB/GYN by calling our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Ultrasound and Genetics program at 937-208-5181. Physician referrals can be made Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Learn more about our referral process. If you have additional questions on whether the Fetal to Newborn Care Center is right for you, contact our nurse navigator at 844-542-4602.

How can I find out if my care will be covered by insurance?
Our nurse navigator will connect you with staff members who can answer any concerns you may have and assist with any issues about your insurance coverage and payment options.

When do I meet the nurse navigator?
After diagnosis by one of our maternal fetal medicine specialists, expectant mothers at the Fetal to Newborn Care Center will be connected to our nurse navigator, who serves as a personal resource and supportive companion. Our nurse navigator will answer questions, schedule appointments, diagnostic and ultrasound testing and coordinate your care. She will also work with your referring physician’s office to schedule consultations, coordinate patient records and facilitate communication. To schedule a time to meet with our nurse navigator, please call us at 844-542-4602.

Will I need more tests at the Fetal to Newborn Care Center?
The specialists servicing the Fetal to Newborn Care Center will review test results, ultrasounds, medical records and information from your OB/GYN or referring physician to establish or confirm your baby’s condition. Sometimes, additional testing is necessary and our nurse navigator will explain and arrange this part of your care plan.

Does the Fetal to Newborn Care Center treat all fetal conditions?
Through the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, you have access to nationally recognized maternal fetal medicine specialists, perinatologists, neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists. This team sees the highest volume of high-risk pregnancies and fetal anomalies in the region and has the capability to diagnose, intervene and treat a wide variety of fetal conditions. In very rare circumstances, we may need to connect you to specialists outside of our region for a certain procedure or treatment. Our goal is to make your experience as seamless as possible while ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your baby.

Can I continue to see my OB/GYN?
Your OB/GYN or referring physician is an important part of your care team. Our specialists will work closely with your OB/GYN or referring physician to determine the best options care of you and your baby. Our nurse navigator will continue to inform you physician about your diagnosis, test results and recommendation for treatment.

If my baby needs surgery right away, how will I know what’s going on?
Our goal is to ensure you have the information you need throughout your pregnancy and after birth. While a mother is recovering, our neonatologists and pediatric surgeons will talk with either the father or another designated family member. Many times the father or family will go to Dayton Children’s Hospital with your baby. We often talk to a mother over the phone to keep her updated until she is well enough to visit her baby.

Where is the Fetal to Newborn Care Center?
The Fetal to Newborn Care Center is a collaborative partnership between Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital. Depending on the needs of you and your baby, our experts work to provide a seamless approach as you navigate a complex pregnancy. Our nurse navigator will assist you in making appointments at one or both of our locations.

I need helping finding a place to stay. Who can I call?
For out-of-town patients, the nurse navigator will provide information to assist you with arrangements for an overnight stay. There are several options available if overnight lodging is needed including the Ronald McDonald House. Please call 844-542-4602.

Who do I call if I have questions?
Questions will come up and our nurse navigator is always available to help or answer your question. Please call her at 844-542-4602. Or, email your questions or concerns to our nurse navigator.