Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC)
Many of our patients at the Advanced Fetal Care Center go on to deliver their babies at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both of which are located right by Boston Children's Hospital. This often brings up a number of questions for patients and their families, especially if they do not live locally:
Where will you stay when your baby is in the hospital? How will you visit from the delivering hospital? What resources are available to your family to assist with the costs of being here?
The AFCC social worker is available to discuss these concerns and options with you, as well as to set up a pre-delivery appointment to see the hospital unit your baby will be admitted to, often our:
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - 7 North
- Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU)- 7 South
- Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - 8 South
At this time you will also visit the Center for Families and be given a journal compiled by the AFCC and the Center for Families to help you organize and take notes related to the information you're being given about your baby. It also includes information to help orient you to the hospital.