Baby/Fetus Medical Problems

The Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush provides diagnosis, management and care for babies/fetuses who have the following medical problems:

  • Intestinal development (e.g., gastroschisis, omphalocele, atresias, intestinal obstructions)
  • Heart development (e.g., hypoplastic left heart syndrome, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, atrio-ventricular canal, tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation of the aorta, transposition of the great arteries, double outlet right ventricle, fetal arrhythmias)
  • Brain and spinal cord development (e.g., holoprosencephaly, hydranencephaly, ventriculomegaly, spina bifida (myelomeningocele), Chiari malformation, Dandy-Walker malformation)
  • Genetics or syndromes (e.g., Down syndrome, trisomy 13, trisomy 18, Turner syndrome, Potter’s syndrome, life-limiting syndromes)
  • Kidney development (e.g., hydronephrosis, pyelectasis, cystic kidneys, dysplastic kidneys, absent kidneys, urinary reflux)
  • Multiples pregnancy (e.g., twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, twin reverse arterial perfusion syndrome, triplets, quadruplets)
  • Bone development (e.g., achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, severe fetal growth restriction)
  • Facial development (e.g., cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis)
  • Lungs (e.g, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital pulmonary adenomatoid malformation (CPAM / CCAM), bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS))
  • Other issues, such as extreme prematurity and fetal ovary cysts

The center cares for many other medical problems not listed. If your baby/fetus has a medical problem, please call the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush to find out if specialists at the center can help you.