Perinatal Treatment Center

Specialized Obstetrical Care From a World-Renowned Team of Professionals

University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Perinatal Treatment Center delivers specialized high-risk obstetrical care and monitoring on an outpatient basis. Our world-renowned team of women’s health care providers includes perinatologists (maternal fetal medicine specialists), OB/GYN fellows, OB/GYN residents, certified diabetes educators, and advanced practice registered nurses specializing in diabetes and fetal care. We focus on compassionate continuity of care, from diagnosis of a complication to the birth of a baby, and care of the mother during the postnatal period.

Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

Achieving and maintaining peak health for the diabetic patient during the prenatal and pre-pregnancy period is the goal of University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. Our experienced team of certified diabetes educators and an advanced practice registered nurse diabetes specialist are available to work with you to achieve tight blood sugar control before and during the course of your pregnancy. Patients and their families are coached in a supportive environment and watched closely to ensure optimal care for mother and baby. For those who develop gestational diabetes, immediate education is provided within seven days of diagnosis. Together with our maternal fetal medicine specialists, our team helps you gain glucose control as quickly as possible to protect your baby.

Complete Assessment, Diagnostics and Intervention at Your Service


Fetal therapy begins with a complete patient assessment by a clinical panel of world renowned physicians. Each case is thoroughly evaluated and reviewed individually.

Diagnoses and plans of care are delivered directly with compassion and honesty. Extended family is welcome and encouraged to attend consultations. Our extensive patient assessment includes:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Fetal assessment
  • Prenatal counseling
  • Support services
  • Recommendations for you and your family
  • Fetal interventions and fetal surgery, if indicated
  • Postnatal care
  • Long-term follow up

We treat the full spectrum of conditions with the most current diagnostic capabilities. Treatment programs include:

  • High-risk pregnancy management
  • Genetic and prenatal counseling
  • Management of fetal arrhythmias
  • Preventive therapies
  • Intrauterine transfusion
  • Fetal shunt therapy

Our fetal surgical interventions include:

  • Minimally invasive fetoscopic surgery
  • Selective fetal laser procedures
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Open fetal surgery for rare and life-threatening conditions
  • Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedures

The Fetal Care Center delivers inclusive postnatal care and follow-up after surgery:

  • Perinatal and postnatal management of conjoined twins
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)

Fetal Care Center

The Fetal Care Center provides the highest standard of care in maternal fetal health services for high-risk pregnancy patients. We partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Good Samaritan to provide dedicated maternal, fetal and pediatric specialists who work closely with mothers and their families, answering questions, offering support and counseling and providing the most advanced options for care and treatment.

Continuous Blood Glucose Control

University of Cincinnati Medical Center uses the most advanced technology for continuous blood glucose monitoring. The professional continuous glucose monitor (CGM) tracks blood glucose trends in patients over an extended period of time by monitoring glucose levels every five minutes throughout the day, for up to 288 readings. Use of this technology helps our clinicians respond immediately with adjustments in your treatment regimen by identifying problem areas. As an added feature, we provide patients with a direct phone number to report abnormal blood sugars.

OB Ultrasound and Fetal Testing

With five dedicated ultrasound machines and a highly skilled team of board-certified ultrasonographers, University of Cincinnati Medical Center provides the best in OB ultrasound and fetal testing. Patients have access to our on-staff perinatologists who are able to provide same-day results. University of Cincinnati Medical Center is also home to the only telemedicine unit in the area. This cutting edge technology allows care providers to read real-time ultrasounds conducted in other locations. For patients at one of our centers in the surrounding areas, this means immediate access to results and plans of care, transcending physical boundaries between facilities.

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    Cincinnati, OH 45219-2316

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  • One of Three Groundbreaking Fetal Therapy Centers in the U.S

    As one of three major comprehensive fetal therapy centers in the nation, The Fetal Care Center has a reputation for excellence. It is the only center in the Midwest to offer therapy for a full spectrum of fetal conditions, including open fetal fetoscopic surgery. In addition, we are equipped to respond to the most critical cases, providing access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and the expertise of an experienced surgical team.

    Elevating the Quality of Perinatal Care

    University of Cincinnati Medical Center is proud of our Perinatal Quality Forum, part of the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, which endeavors to reduce the incidence of maternal and infant mortality. Data has already demonstrated a reduction in patients induced at less than 39 weeks, and we continue to make strides in innovative programs such as the Breakthrough Series Learning Collaborative.

    Supportive Services for Every Need

    The Fetal Care Center works closely with referring physicians to co-manage care, no matter the distance. Patients travel many hundreds of miles for care in our center and we take every opportunity to make them as comfortable as possible. Fully committed social workers are on staff to provide family resources at any time during your stay.

    For more information about The Fetal Care Center at University of Cincinnati Medical Center , please call 1-888-FETAL59 (1-888-338-2559).

    Delivering Comprehensive Access to Cutting Edge Technology and Services

    We deliver a full scope of the most advanced services in the world at the Perinatal Treatment Center, including the latest in OB ultrasound, fetal heart rate monitoring and prenatal testing and treatment. We also offer a wide range of diagnostic and medical services for pregnancies complicated by pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or newly diagnosed maternal and fetal disorders.

    Medical Complications of Pregnancy Service

    Patients with pre-existing medical complications have access to specialists in all fields of medical care at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Our Medical Complications of Pregnancy Service offers a multidisciplinary approach to the care and management of pregnant women with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart problems, kidney disease and seizure disorder. Our health care providers work together with you to provide evaluation and care during the prenatal and perinatal term of your pregnancy. This exclusive team approach assures optimal health for you and your baby.

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