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Whether you are an Maternal Fetal Medicine physician, Perinatologist, OBGYN, or a Midwife, when you refer a patient to the Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) you aren’t just transferring them to our program - you are becoming a part of our team.
We believe in creating a partnership in which we work together to find the best care for your patient. This includes our initial meeting with the patient, where we review our recommended approach, as well as the labor and delivery plan, which often includes the patient remaining with you for delivery. If you would like to attend this meeting but are unable to attend in person, our staff can arrange a teleconference so you are involved every step of the way. Following every Colorado Fetal Care Center consultation, we fax a comprehensive consultation letter that summarizes our findings. We also make a follow-up phone call to answer any questions you may have and coordinate the forwarding of any important patient notes to you, including follow-up care notes.
Only in specific high-risk pregnancies would we recommend your patient deliver at our facilities. If you would like to participate in any procedures or the delivery, temporary privileges may be granted.
If your patient has a preexisting condition where other specialists are involved in her care, they are welcome to work with us during her pregnancy as well. We encourage the patient to keep the providers she had prior to enrolling with us and welcome them to contact our coordinators anytime they have questions about her care. Our coordinators can be contacted at 855-41-FETAL (855-413-3825).
In most cases, care of the pregnancy stays with the referring physician, and the Colorado Fetal Care Center fetal care specialist collaborates as a partner. In cases of fetal surgery, such as Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, the Colorado Fetal Care Center may temporarily assume care for the procedure before referring the patient back to their primary obstetrician (OB) or maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist.
In cases in which open fetal surgery, EXIT procedures or the immediate availability of tertiary/quaternary pediatric subspecialty care is needed upon delivery, we may recommend the transfer of care to the Colorado Fetal Care Center. Even if the patient and medical team plan to deliver at the CFCC, we invite the primary OB or MFM to perform the cesarean section delivery with assistance from one of the CFCC MFM attending staff. This allows mothers to maintain their relationship with their primary OB or MFM without being separated from their baby after delivery.
Our staff and/or the on-call physician are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for referrals, transfers or consultations.