Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Fetal Care Center
Colorado Fetal Care Center

Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at Colorado Fetal Care Center

Dr. Galan talks with a woman in the maternal fetal program.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at the Colorado Fetal Care Center is there when your pregnancy doesn't go according to plan.

From preconception consultation and prenatal diagnosis to treatment, delivery and follow-up care, our experts can meet any of your and your baby's needs.

Comprehensive care for high-risk pregnancies

Our maternal fetal medicine specialists (MFMs) are caring for two patients at the same time – you and your unborn baby. And if you're pregnant with twins, they're treating three unique patients with different needs.

At the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, our MFMs are more than high-risk pregnancy experts; they're also dedicated obstetricians and world-class fetal surgeons.

Our multidisciplinary team will partner with you, your family and your referring provider to achieve the best possible outcome for your high-risk pregnancy.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A pregnancy is considered high risk when it threatens the health or life of the mother and/or the fetus. Some women are at high risk for complications before getting pregnant, while some pregnancies become high risk as they progress.

High-risk pregnancies can occur when:

  • A pregnant woman develops a condition during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or diabetes
  • A woman with an existing chronic condition, like heart disease or diabetes, gets pregnant
  • A woman is carrying more than one fetus
  • There are one or more risk factors at play, including obesity, a history of preterm labor and young or old maternal age
  • The fetus (or fetuses) develops a fetal anomaly or condition

If you're pregnant and demonstrate any of these risk factors, ask your obstetrician (OB) about a referral to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program right away.

Find answers to more frequently asked questions about maternal fetal medicine here.

Services offered in our Maternal Fetal Medicine Program

For pregnancies that require more than routine prenatal care, our Maternal Fetal Medicine Program offers:

If a high-risk pregnancy or fetal condition is suspected, doctors refer to us to confirm or make a diagnosis.

With advanced training, technology and imaging, our maternal fetal medicine specialists, geneticists and radiologists can make the most precise diagnoses for the rarest, high-risk fetal anomalies.

When it comes to prenatal diagnosis, we look at the fetus holistically and:

  • Detect fetal anomalies as soon as they're suspected
  • Make the most accurate diagnoses
  • Provide the most comprehensive testing and prenatal counseling available

We understand that when it comes to your babies, you want answers – fast. We're here to get you the right answer as quickly as possible.

At the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we're always on call. Our maternal medicine specialists are available 24/7 so that:

  • You don't have to sit with the fear of a suspected diagnosis.
  • We can make the earliest possible diagnosis and fetal intervention.
  • We're available for immediate evaluations.
  • Life-saving fetal surgery is never out of reach.
  • Our expertise, insights and capabilities are there when you need them.
  • We can give your family the best chance at a positive outcome.

When you're referred to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, you'll get an appointment right away based on your diagnosis and the urgency of your suspected fetal condition.

This is key for a suspected condition like TTTS where time is critical. The earlier this condition is caught, the more easily it can be treated. And the sooner we're able to intervene, the better the chance of a positive outcome.

Should you choose to deliver your baby here at the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children's Hospital Colorado, you'll deliver in the presence of:

  • A dedicated maternal fetal medicine specialist
  • Hospitalists who are specially trained in delivering babies with high-risk fetal conditions
  • Any pediatric subspecialist necessary for the care of your baby immediately after delivery

Children's Colorado is one of the few pediatric hospitals in the nation with a dedicated labor and delivery unit. This means we can treat your child in utero, provide specialized care during delivery and then care for your baby at our Level IV NICU or Cardiac ICU – all under the same roof.

Babies with cardiac anomalies will be cared for by pediatric cardiologists, cardiac intensivists and pediatric cardiology nurses at the nationally-ranked Heart Institute at Children's Colorado.

By diagnosing these anomalies prenatally – at our Fetal Cardiology Program – we can prepare for necessary interventions immediately after birth, improving outcomes for these newborns.

Why choose the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program to manage my high-risk pregnancy?

At the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we have the capabilities and expertise to treat both mom and baby for virtually any fetal condition – before, during and after birth. Learn more about fetal conditions we treat.

It's our goal to give each child their best chance at a bright future. Here, you and your baby will be treated by maternal, fetal and pediatric experts who’ve spent years innovating and treating your diagnosed fetal condition.

We treat fetal abnormalities every day

When doctors across the nation suspect a fetal anomaly, they refer their patients to our experts at the Colorado Fetal Care Center. Our team diagnoses, treats and sees higher volumes of these rare fetal conditions, resulting in unmatched expertise.

This means that here, the rare becomes common.

And with unparalleled capabilities, we offer virtually every fetal therapy available. From minimally invasive interventional methods to open fetal surgery, we consistently obtain the best outcomes for the rarest fetal conditions.

Constant communication with referring provider

We work in collaboration with your regular OB or maternal fetal doctor so that care during your pregnancy can stay close to home.

By sharing our findings, recommendations and updates with your local doctors, we keep everyone on the same page. This ensures comprehensive, quality treatment throughout your pregnancy, wherever you are. This partnership also helps to streamline your care and ease the transition back to your primary physician.

Visit our fetal care center

Learn more about what to expect during your first visit to our fetal care center, and take a tour of our unique facility.

Maternal Fetal Care Program locations

Aurora

University of Colorado Health Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion Clinic
(Management of maternal medicine complications, prenatal care)
1635 Aurora Court, Third Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone number: 720-848-1060
Fax number: 720-848-1844
Open weekly Monday - Friday, closed Wednesday mornings

University of Colorado Health Anschutz Prenatal Diagnosis
(Ultrasound, genetic counseling, genetic screening/testing)
1635 Aurora Court, Third Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone number: 720-848-0011
Fax number: 720-848-1863
Open weekly Monday - Friday, closed Wednesday mornings

Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone number: 855-41-FETAL (413-3825)
Fax number: 720-777-7960
Open weekly Monday - Friday

Greeley

West Greeley Perinatal Center
1715 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone number: 970-336-1500

Boulder

Boulder Community Hospital, Foothills Campus
4747 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone number: 720-854-7544
Fax number: 720-854-7520
Open weekly Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Denver

Platte River Perinatal Center
1772 Platte Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone number: 303-315-6100 (Option 1)
Fax number: 303-468-3481
Open weekly Monday - Friday, closed Wednesday mornings

Greeley

Greeley Perinatal Center
Banner Health Clinic OB/GYN
2410 W. 16th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone number: 970-352-6353
Fax number: 970-356-2264
Open the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Littleton

Littleton Adventist Hospital
7720 S. Broadway Street, #190
Littleton, CO 80122
Phone number: 303-315-6100 (Option 3)
Fax number: 303-468-3481
Open weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays

Lone Tree

Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone number: 720-848-2200
Fax number: 720-553-0901
Open Monday afternoons and all day Fridays

Parker

Parker Perinatal Center
Alpine Medical Building
9397 Crown Crest Blvd., Ste 401
Parker, CO 80138
Phone number: 303-315-6100 (Option 2)
Fax number: 303-468-3481
Open weekly Monday - Friday, closed Wednesday mornings

Summit County (Frisco)

High Country Healthcare
360 Peak One Drive, Ste 260
Frisco, CO 80443
Phone number: 970-668-5771
Fax number: 970-262-2196
Open twice per month (Call for schedule)

Women's Care Center
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
(Delivery for high-risk pregnancies)
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone number: 720-848-5233
Open 24/7

Children's Hospital Colorado
Labor and Delivery/Colorado Fetal Care Center
(Delivery, fetal procedures)
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone number: 855-413-3825
Fax number: 720-777-7960
Open 24/7


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