Contact Information

For more information about the Fetal Care Center, or to make an appointment, contact us at:

877-899-CFCC (2322)

The specialists at Charlotte Fetal Care Center provide the latest in fetal care for women with high-risk pregnancies in the Charlotte, NC region.

Charlotte Fetal Care Center is part of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division at Carolinas Medical Center. Our specialists work closely with pediatric and neonatal specialists at Levine Children's Hospital, located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center.

Helping You Through the Process

At Charlotte Fetal Care Center, you and your family will receive the information you need to make an educated decision about your care. We understand there are many factors to consider in regard to next steps and treatment, and we are here to help you through the process as you evaluate the most advanced technologies and procedures.

The majority of conditions are best treated after your baby is born. However, in some circumstances it may be necessary to consider fetal surgery for life-threatening conditions. It is ultimately your decision on how to proceed with treatment. After your baby is born we have all the subspecialties available for your baby's care in one unique hospital setting. We can provide complete care-antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal care on one campus.

Services Provided at Charlotte Fetal Care Center

  • Detailed ultrasound evaluation of fetal anatomy
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Diagnostic tests
    • Chorionic villus sampling
    • Amniocentesis
    • Fetal blood sampling
  • Ultrasound-guided in utero blood transfusion (percutaneous umbilical blood sampling or PUBS)

Conditions Diagnosed and Treated

  • Abdominal Wall Defects
    • Omphalocele
    • Gastroschisis
    • Limb-Body Wall Defect
    • Pentology of Cantrell
  • Cardiac Heart Disease
  • Chest Anomalies
    • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia/CHD
    • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung/CCAM
    • Bronchopulmonary Sequestrations/BPS
    • Pleural Effusions
    • Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Intraabdominal Cysts
  • Genitourinary Problems
    • Bladder Outlet Obstruction
    • Bladder Exstrophy
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Cloaca
      • Persistent Cloaca
      • Cloaca Extrophy
  • Neurologic Problems/intracranial abnormalities
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Myelomeningocele/Spina Bifida
    • Dandy-Walker Malformation
    • Arachnoid Syst
    • Encephalocele
    • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Twin Problems

Fetal Surgery Options

  • Thoraco-amniotic shunting for Pleural Effusions, CCAM
  • Vescio-amniotic shunting for Bladder Outlet Obstruction and obstructed cloaca
  • Fetoscopic laser surgery
    • Amniotic band syndrome
    • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for twin reverse arterial perfusion (TRAP)
    • Chorioangioma Fetoscopic cord ligation for TRAP Sequence or monoamniotic twins with cord entanglement
    • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • Sequence and anomalous co-twin in monochorionic twins