Fetal Care Service

The Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides expert neonatal care and antenatal counseling for families whose babies might need specialized services during pregnancy and after delivery. Our program includes a core group of neonatal specialists with expertise in fetal and neonatal care.

We meet with families in the Neonatal Fetal Care Clinic in the BWH Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to counsel parents about anticipated specialized services and to assist with transition of care from pregnancy to the newborn period. This is done while actively supporting family-centered and developmental care. Our team of neonatal specialists also provides care for babies in the delivery room and in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We work closely with BWH obstetricians specializing in high-risk pregnancies as well as with pediatric subspecialists from Boston Children’s Hospital and sometimes other facilities.

Expert Care and Counseling for Fetal Conditions

  • Risk of premature birth
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Abdominal wall defects (omphalocele, gastroschisis)
  • Lung malformations (congenital diaphragmatic hernia, bronchopulmonary sequestration)
  • Kidney malformations (hydronephrosis)
  • Brain malformations
  • Facial/airway abnormalities (cleft lip and palate)
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Maternal infections (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV)
  • Congenital infections (CMV, Toxoplasmosis)
  • Multiple gestation (twin or triplet pregnancy)
  • Maternal conditions or medications affecting the fetus or newborn

Fetal Care Team

Sule Cataltepe, MD
Director of Fetal Care for Newborn Medicine

Stephanie Lynch, MPH
Fetal Care Program Coordinator

Neonatologists

Saima Aftab, MD

Jennifer Benjamin, MD

Mohamed El-Dib, MD

Carmina Erdei, MD

Terri Gorman, MD

Simon Manning, MD

Michael Prendergast, MB BCh BAO, PhD

Pharmacist

Sara Rostas, PharmD

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