Fetal Care Coordination Team
The Fetal Care Coordination team is part of a team that provides excellent care and support during your pregnancy. Your team includes Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians, Pediatric Specialists, Genetic Counselors and Nurses. Each team member has much experience caring for families during difficult pregnancies. We're always available to answer your questions. If we can't answer your question, we will connect you with someone who can.
How we can help
Learning that your baby has a health concern can be stressful. We want you to know you are not alone. Providing care coordination and excellent care is our focus through your pregnancy. There will likely be several appointments added to your schedule. We will attend consults with you and send you home with notes. These will review the current plan and reasoning behind it. We will check in with you after many of your appointments. Additionally, we work with your providers to develop a Plan of Care to guide your care team while you and your baby are in the hospital. We'll help you understand everything, as well as the plan for your baby before, during and after birth.
- Fetal anomalies
- Multiple gestation
- Growth restriction
- Other fetal condition(s) that may affect the pregnancy
The Perinatal Palliative Care Program
The Perinatal Palliative Care Program (PPCP) is a component of the Meriter Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program that helps families whose infants are diagnosed prenatally with a life-limiting condition such as Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18, anencephaly, or bilateral renal agenesis. Before it was discovered that a baby's life may be short there were plans for before, during and after his or her birth. Although those plans change, the goal of perinatal palliative care is to make the time with the baby meaningful in a way that is best for the family. Families are looking for compassionate, family-centered care. The PPCP helps families preserve hope while preparing for the possibility or certainty of the death of their baby. The PPCP offers families continuity of care with the knowledge that a variety of resources are available to them.
Your Care Team
The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to caring for grieving families. It is a collaborative effort between physicians, spiritual care, nursing, social work and program staff.