The world of fetal medicine is changing, and the team at SSM Health St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is leading the charge. As one of the nation’s top fetal surgery and care centers, the Fetal Care Institute has the knowledge, experience and compassion to handle everything from common prenatal conditions that require consistent monitoring to rare fetal diagnoses that would benefit from fetal surgery.
Since opening in 2009, more than 1,000 families have chosen the Fetal Care Institute for care. The multidisciplinary team
— which includes fetal surgeons, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric specialists, nurses and more — strives to provide a positive experience that recognizes the uniqueness of each case and family situation. They are available for consultations and surgeries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Fetal Care Institute’s innovative fetal surgery team was one of the first to perform a fetal myelomeningocele repair following the release of the MOMS Trial
, developed groundbreaking fetal surgery
techniques for fetal lung masses, and is advancing fetal surgery options for bladder outlet obstruction and other fetal medical conditions.
For situations where fetal surgery is not possible, the team prepares the family and the team at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
for an advanced delivery
to give each baby the best chance at life outside the womb.
If traditional treatment will not do, the team at the Fetal Care Institute explores groundbreaking treatments, research studies and experimental procedures to provide each family with options for the future.
The Fetal Care Institute is a member of NAFTNet (North American Fetal Therapy Network)
and is one of the founding members of the Fetal Therapy Nurse Network. NAFTNet is a voluntary association of approximately 25 medical centers in the United States and Canada that perform advanced in-utero fetal therapeutic procedures.
The Fetal Care Institute is a partnership of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, SSM Health
, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
and Saint Louis University School of Medicine
The Fetal Care Institute is available 24 hours a day for physician and self-referrals by calling 314.268.4037 or toll-free at 877-SSM-FETL.