The UC Davis Fetal Health Center offers comprehensive services for both low and high-risk pregnancies.  Our services can be used in a coordinated approach with your primary obstetrician from pre-conception through the birth of your child.

  • Consultations with board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists
  • Specialty care for women who conceived using Advanced Reproductive Technologies (ART) like insemination and in vitro fertilization
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Preconception and prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies, including
    • Diabetes and pregnancy
    • Obesity and pregnancy
    • Twins and higher-order multiples
  • Delivery planning, including coordination with our Level III NICU and neonatologists
  • High-risk prenatal care for multiple maternal and fetal problems
  • Prenatal testing for genetic and other medical and surgical problems
  • Preterm birth prevention, including cervical length diagnostic assessments and therapeutic cerclage
  • Prenatal testing, including:
    • The California State Screening Program, which includes first and second trimester blood tests to determine a patient’s risk of having a fetus with Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edward’s syndrome (Trisomy18), and a neural tube defect (spina bifida).
    • Nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound at 11-13 weeks which is typically done in conjunction with The California State Screening Program blood tests
    • California Prenatal Screening Program Follow-Up
    • Cell-free fetal DNA testing
    • Amniocentesis
  • High-resolution transabdominal and transvaginal imaging:
    • Conventional ultrasound
    • 3D and 4D ultrasound, multiplanar reconstruction, and bidirectional color Doppler flow mapping
    • Fetal echocardiography
    • Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Consultation/collaboration with the Center for Human Genetics
  • Placental assessment, including management of:
    • Placenta previa
    • Placenta accreta
    • Fetal growth disorders
  • Diabetic specialty care for pregnant women (both pre-existing and gestational diabetes)
  • EXIT procedure (ex-utero intrapartum treatment)
  • Consultation/collaboration with pediatric subspecialists
  • Fetal interventions and surgery
  • Transport Services
  • In-Patient Antepartum Care