We understand that having a high-risk pregnancy and a baby with a medical condition that may require surgical treatment is emotionally difficult and may present families with difficult decisions.
We want to help our patients and families meet and overcome these challenges by exploring how the baby’s condition will affect day-to-day life. We focus on education and helping families navigate emotional, logistical and financial challenges. We work collaboratively with an array of professionals, including child-life specialists, clergy, family support services, financial counselors and social workers.
During pregnancy, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists tend to the mother and her needs, and meet with pediatric surgeons, neonataologists and other specialists to plan for any surgeries or care that may be needed after the baby is born. Some procedures can even be performed in utero.
Our specialists are skilled at treating ill or premature infants in Yale New Haven Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.