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Why Choose UNC?

Treatment of certain fetal conditions before birth results in optimal outcomes. The UNC Fetal Care Center team offers expert, compassionate care for families with high risk pregnancies. Our multi-disciplinary team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric surgeons, neonatologists, and pediatric specialists approach every complex pregnancy with understanding, coupled with advanced diagnostic tools and state-of-the-art treatment to provide world-class maternal-fetal care.

The UNC Fetal Care Center offers state-of-art prenatal evaluation, fetal diagnosis and treatment services to provide an early assessment and accurate diagnosis of your baby’s health. Our supportive staff is available to answer any questions and is there to help you make well-informed decisions regarding your treatment plan and options.

From carrier screens to diagnostic tests like amniocentesis, we offer the complete range of prenatal genetic screening and testing to help parents understand and plan for inheritable conditions.

The UNC Fetal Care Program prioritizes keeping families close with our NCCC right down the hall from Labor and Delivery at the NC Women’s Hospital.

Fetal Conditions We Treat

Complicated Multifetal Pregnancy
Congenital Anomalies of the Urinary Tract, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM) / Bronchopulmonary Sequestration (BPS)
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Fetal Neck Mass/Tumor
Gastroschisis / Omphalocele
Myelomeningocele/Spina Bifida
Pleural Effusion
Red Cell Alloimmunization
Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
Thoracic Malformations


Drug Therapy
Fetal Surgery
Prenatal Genetic Screening/Testing
Prenatal Management
Preventive Therapies




The UNC Fetal Care Center is a member of The North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). The primary goal of NAFTNet is to provide an umbrella organization to assist the various medical centers that practice fetal medicine, to promote cooperation among these centers and to foster research in the field of fetal therapy.