At the University of Michigan, we want to make pregnancy as enjoyable and routine as possible, while providing our patients comprehensive and compassionate care.
Medical Services related to Prenatal Care for Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is a specialized, nationally-recognized group of neonatologists who provide care to newborn infants at the Holden Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - a Level IV NICU as designated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Families from all over the world come to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for our pediatric surgery expertise. Our surgeons have a long history of providing advanced, compassionate, multidisciplinary care for fetal patients, premature babies, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Each year, our teams perform thousands of surgical procedures. And our surgeons are internationally recognized as experts in a wide range of specialties including minimally invasive surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, fetal diagnosis and treatment for congenital birth defects, pediatric trauma, and surgical procedures for intestinal failure.
Myelomeningocele, or Spina Bifida, occurs in approximately one in every thousand live births. The condition typically arises when there is a defect in the base of the spinal cord such that the neural elements protrude through an opening in the skin.