Finding out about a medical problem during pregnancy can be scary and overwhelming. At Seattle Children’s, our Fetal Care and Treatment Center team is here to care for you and your developing baby every step of the way. Our experts will help diagnose your baby’s condition, explain your care options, provide treatment, and collaboratively work with your obstetrician to help support you during every visit and procedure. We provide a variety of services that are designed to help give you a complete understanding of your baby’s diagnosis and care so you can make informed choices that are right for your family.
From the very beginning, before your baby is even born, we take a multidisciplinary approach. You'll meet the entire team all at once, including your nurse navigator, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, surgeon, cardiologist, social worker and others, so you can get all your questions answered about every phase of the process. This team will follow you all the way through, working together to give your child and family the best outcome they can. — Dr. Bhawna Arya, director, Fetal Cardiology
As the only fetal intervention and surgery program in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Children’s Maternal Fetal Intervention and Surgery Program's experienced and compassionate team is here to provide the custom care you and your family need - 24/7. Our expanding state-of-the-art facilities have the advanced technology to provide the best care for you and your baby.
The Seattle Children’s Fetal Diagnosis team is here to provide the most advanced imaging studies, genetic testing, and counseling to help you make informed decisions about your baby's care. We customize you and your baby's treatment plan to meet your specific needs and to help you plan for what's to come, from diagnosis to delivery.
The Seattle Children’s Fetal Care and Treatment Center offers services at more than a dozen locations. Most visits take place at the Springbrook Professional Center, a block from our main Seattle hospital campus, but we also offer a variety of services in Alaska, Montana, and even consultations in virtual formats. Your care team will explain where your care will take place and why.
*Due to safety restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, patient volumes were much lower in 2020 compared to typical years
“My husband and I were completely lost and overwhelmed,” said Fannin. “Dr. Riehle helped ease our troubled minds during a really uncertain time. My feelings of bitterness and sorrow slowly started to melt away as I came to terms with the diagnosis and the realization that we were no different than anyone else getting a life-changing diagnosis, and I just focused on my excitement to meet [Summer].
Dr. Riehle was one of the first people to make me feel like a mom. She made me feel confident in my instincts, strong in my convictions, and reminded me that this is my child and I could absolutely handle anything for Summer.”
– Cassie Fannin, whose daughter, Summer is living a beautiful life after treatment at Seattle Children’s for congenital diaphragmatic hernia