Fetal_CareCincinnati Children’s has expanded our collaboration with TriHealth to better support pregnant women and their babies who need comprehensive, specialized fetal care. The new phase of the collaboration begins with the expansion of Cincinnati Fetal Center’s special delivery unit, located on B4 just down the hall from our Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

“We’re doing this to provide the right care in the right place at the right time for moms and complex, medically fragile babies in our community and from around the nation,” said Foong-Yen Lim, MD, surgical director, Cincinnati Fetal Center.

Healthy moms expecting a baby with known medical conditions that require specialized care at Cincinnati Children’s Level IV NICU will receive 24/7 comprehensive care. Cincinnati Children’s will provide expertise in fetal therapy, NICU care and pediatric sub-specialty services. TriHealth will provide expertise in obstetrics.

Currently, many of these fragile babies, whose lives are in the balance, are born at other hospitals in the region and must be urgently transported to our NICU. With this collaboration, fewer babies will face an urgent transport.

In addition to two new operating rooms to increase access to fetal surgery procedures, the expansion includes dedicated rooms for labor, delivery and postpartum recovery. This means that moms will no longer stay behind at a birthing hospital, separated from their newborns. Families will be together in one location.

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