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Compassionate Care For Families with High-Risk Pregnancies

At the UNC Fetal Care Center, we understand that a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis can be a difficult and highly emotional experience that impacts your entire family. It requires a lot of quick learning about medical terms, conditions and more. Our aim is to do everything possible to provide you with the information you need so that your family can make an informed, and sometimes difficult, decisions about a course of treatment that is right for you and your baby.

The UNC Fetal Care Center employs two Clinical Social Workers who are available to offer you guidance, counseling and on-going support to help you navigate through the process with an informed, positive perspective, and a focus on optimal outcomes.


Maya Lindley, LCSW | 984-974-9019

Lisa Welborn, LCSW | 984-974-9017


Once our team of fetal care experts has completed a comprehensive evaluation using state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic tools, a diagnosis will be established.  We will explain your baby’s condition in detail and answers any questions you may have.


Then we will then provide detailed information regarding the treatment options available. Plans and care for the best outcome for baby and mother.


Then, we listen. We will answer any questions you may have. We will discuss your options and treatment plans with you and partner with you to make an informed decision of the best course of care for you and your baby.


Our UNC Fetal Care Center team of physicians, surgeons and specialists will work together to implement a pre-natal management plan, using minimally invasive surgical techniques or open fetal surgery in order to provide you and your baby with the best possible outcomes.

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Spiritual Needs

UNC Hospitals has a variety of options to meet your spiritual needs. A Children’s Chapel is located on the ground floor of the UNC Memorial Hospital and you are invited to visit the Chapel and write down a prayer for your baby, which a Chaplain will sign.
There is also a chapel and meditation room on the ground floor of the UNC Cancer Hospital where everyone is welcome to pray, meditate or simply take a break.
You are also invited to request a hospital Chaplain to visit you in your room.

Tips For Your Stay

If you are planning an in-patient, overnight or an extended-stay treatment, we are here to make you as comfortable as possible. Attached is a PDF that will help you pack and prepare for your visit. The PDF is easy to download and print out for your convenience.

For Out Of Town Patients

LODGING: There are many hotels convenient to the UNC medical campus in Chapel Hill, including the Ronald McDonald House (which requires a referral from your provider.)

Ronald McDonald House, Chapel Hill:    MORE INFORMATION

STORES: If you have forgotten to pack something, there are grocery and department stores nearby, many on the bus line, convenient for your support person to purchase what you may need.

PARKING: The Dogwood Deck is adjacent to the UNC Hospitals. $1.50 per hour  or max of $10 per day. Free after 9PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Parking Office locate in a small building across from Women’s and Children offers a parking pass that allows you to enter and exit as many times as you like in a 24-hour period.