Conditions treated by the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center

Approximately 150,000 babies are born in the United States each year with a birth defect. Thousands of babies are born with defects because of genetic reasons, but many occur for unknown reasons. Our first goal is accurate prenatal diagnosis of birth defects using the latest technological advances. We provide in-depth consultation with specialists and anticipatory guidance for families. An individualized treatment plan is established that includes high-risk pregnancy management, fetal treatment, delivery planning, and postnatal treatment. Although the majority of babies with a birth defect are best managed after delivery, select patients benefit from fetal surgery. The University of Michigan offers fetal intervention for the following conditions: