Fetal Cardiology Program Planning For Birth

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You will be referred to a local hi-risk birthing center, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for further perinatal care and delivery planning. Your baby’s cardiologist will be a part of your delivery team and will be available to you and your obstetrician to help manage your baby’s care before and after birth.

Where will the delivery take place?

Delivering your baby at one of our obstetric hospitals allows for a smooth and timely transfer of your baby to Boston Children's if specialized treatment is needed immediately after birth.

Will I have to give birth by caesarean section?

For most types of fetal heart defects, the mother can give birth naturally. In rare instances, the baby may need to be delivered by caesarian section.

Support along the way

Our team will be there with you every step of the way to provide both clinical and support services to help you with newborn care and special family needs that may arise as a result of this difficult time.

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