Mom and baby

Midwest Fetal Care Center

Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Children's Minnesota and Allina Health, offers mothers with a high-risk pregnancy and babies with complex health needs a continuum of care that is among the best in the nation. From evaluation and diagnosis to fetal surgery and follow-up care, our fetal program offers mothers and babies all the experts and technology they will need in one convenient location. Learn more about the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

Midwest Fetal Care Center brings together a team of highly trained experts in maternal-fetal medicine from Minnesota Perinatal Physicians and pediatric care that will support you and your baby every step of the way, from diagnosis to recovery.

  • utilizes the latest technology and treatments to provide state-of-the-art services such as in-utero fetoscopy
  • active in national organizations that guide practice and contribute to ongoing research and data collection
  • first and largest advanced fetal care program in the Upper Midwest

Genetic Program

If you have a genetic disorder or chromosome abnormality and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, our genetic program provides specialized care from a team of providers that includes maternal-fetal medicine/genetic physicians, genetic counselors and nurse care coordinators.

The genetic program can also provide care for women experiencing a pregnancy that is suspected to have or be diagnosed with a genetic condition. Learn more.

Maternal Obstetric Medicine Surgical subspecialty clinic

If you have complex maternal medical conditions or advanced surgical needs during pregnancy, you may receive care through our Maternal Obstetric Medicine Surgical subspecialty clinic. We offer care for pregnant women who have or have experienced the following. Learn more about the Maternal Obstetric Medicine Surgical subspecialty clinic.

  • autoimmune disorders
  • cardiac disease/disorders
  • GI/Hepatobiliary compromise
  • hematologic disorders
  • increased BMI (≥ 50)
  • morbidly adherent placenta
  • nephrology concerns
  • neurological conditions – complex epilepsy; Para/quadriplegic syndromes
  • cancer diagnosis
  • chronic health issues including hypertension and pulmonary conditions
  • rheumatology concerns
  • thromboembolic history with need for therapeutic anticoagulation

Morbidly Adherent Placenta Program

For women who have been diagnosed with life-threatening complications involving the placenta, we offer comprehensive care that's provided by an expert team of surgeons and specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, critical care, urology and interventional radiology. Learn more about the Morbidly Adherent Placenta Program and Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders

Obstetric Intensive Care Program

Our obstetric intensive care program, located at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, provides inpatient critical care for women who are pregnant and is one of only a few in the nation. The Obstetric Intensive Care Program is a collaboration between Minnesota Perinatal Physicians and Abbott Northwestern Hospital's intensivists and pediatric surgeons and neonatal specialists with Children's Minnesota. We offer individualized care for pregnant women who have or are experiencing a life-threatening illness. Learn more about the Obstetric Intensive Care Program.

  • corrected/acquired maternal congenital heart disease
  • endocrine emergencies such as diabetic ketoacidosis, thyroid storm, and adrenal crisis
  • acute and chronic hypertensive disorders
  • pre-eclampsia
  • diabetes
  • severe infections including sepsis, septic shock, and multisystem organ failure
  • complex management of the morbidly adherent placenta
  • cancer emergencies complicating pregnancy
  • brain emergencies
  • acute, chronic, and end-stage kidney disease
  • amniotic fluid embolism and pulmonary thromboembolism
  • severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • severe heart and lung failure requiring extracorporeal life support/ECMO
  • substance use and complicated chemical dependency and withdrawal