At Texas Children’s Fetal Center, we treat a wide range of fetal conditions, from common birth defects to rare, complex fetal anomalies. And we’re proud to be one of the oldest and most experienced fetal programs, home to leading doctors and specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, fetal and neonatal surgery, and fetal and pediatric cardiology and pulmonology, among others, for exceptional treatment every step of the way.


Our team frequently evaluates and treats:

With proven success, we attract families from around the world seeking the most advanced treatment available for fetal abnormalities. Below you’ll find the full list of conditions we treat.

Conditions We Treat

Abdominal wall defects occur in the abdominal area and include:

Blood disorders we treat include:

Cardiovascular conditions are conditions of the heart and blood vessels and include:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Atrioventricular (AV) canal defects
  • Borderline left heart
  • Bradyarrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Congenital heart block
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Double inlet ventricle
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Ductal constriction
  • Ebstein anomaly and tricuspid valve disease
  • Ectopia cordis
  • Enteric duplicational atresia
  • Fetal arrhythmias
  • Foramen ovale restriction
  • Generalized arterial calcification of infancy (GACI)
  • Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Intracardiac tumors
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Pentalogy of cantrell
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardial/sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Persistent left superior vena cava
  • Premature atrial contraction
  • Premature ventricular contraction
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Tachyarrhythmia
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of great arteries
  • Tricuspid valve atresia
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Vascular rings
  • Ventricular septal defects

Central nervous system conditions affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves and include:

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Hypertelorism
  • Hypotelorism
  • Macroglossia
  • Micrognathia and Agnathia
  • Microphthalmia/Anophthalmia
  • Pierre Robin

Amniotic fluid contains vital nutrients, hormones and infection-fighting antibodies. Disorders of amniotic fluid volume that we treat include:

Conditions of the extremities refer to any condition impacting the arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes and include:

  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Clinodactyly
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital limb amputations and anomalies
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Polydactyly
  • Radial aplasia
  • Syndactyly

Chromosomes determine how a baby’s body forms and functions as it grows. Fetal chromosome abnormalities we treat include:

Conditions of the gastrointestinal tract impact the stomach, intestines and surrounding organs and include:

Genitourinary tract conditions affect the bladder, urethra and gender organs and include:

Hydrops fetalis refers to the accumulation of excess fluid. Types of hydrops fetalis that we treat include:

Multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one baby at a time, such as twins, triplets, and quadruplets. Multiple gestation conditions we treat include:

Conditions of the neck that we treat include:

Skeletal disorders of the fetus can be common and include:

  • Achondrogenesis
  • Achondroplasia
  • Campomelic dysplasia
  • Chondrodysplasia punctata
  • Diastrophic dysplasia
  • Ellis-van creveld syndrome
  • Fetal skeletal dysplasia/dwarfing conditions
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Hypophosphatasia
  • Jarcho-Levin syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Short-rib polydactyly syndrome
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia

Thoracic conditions are conditions that affect the trachea and lungs and include:

Fetal tumors are masses that can develop from a range of fetal issues. Fetal tumor conditions that we treat include:

Conditions of the umbilical cord we treat include:

  • Single umbilical artery
  • Umbilical cord abnormalities

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