Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment
Seattle Children's Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Program provides care for pregnant women and their families when the pregnancy is complicated by known or suspected conditions in the developing fetus. Our program integrates obstetric and pediatric specialty care for families facing complicated pregnancy management or decision-making. When a disorder is detected before birth, outcomes may be improved by treating the fetus or by condition-specific management of the pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Reasons for referral include abnormal prenatal screening or chromosome analysis, suspected fetal structural abnormalities, risks identified through genetic testing or genetic counseling, maternal health conditions which may affect the fetus and family history of a child with a congenital abnormality or genetic disorder.