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Multi-fetal pregnancy program
The Fetal Concerns Center is one of a few perinatal centers in the country and the only center in Wisconsin with a program specializing in complications of pregnancies with multiple babies.
Erika Peterson, MD and our team of maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric specialists, trained extensively with world-renowned pioneers in the study and treatment of twin related conditions, to learn the art and science of diagnosing and treating these complications.
Some of the twin-related conditions we treat include:
- Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
- Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence
- Birth defects in monochorionic twins
Why is a special program for multiples necessary?
Pregnancies involving multiple babies have an increased risk for both mother and babies. Whether you are carrying twins, triplets or more, there are potential risks that need to be reviewed by a specialist.
Our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists (doctors who handle high-risk pregnancies) works with doctors from more than 70 pediatric disciplines to diagnose and treat expectant mothers and their babies.
There are many benefits of having our team care for you and your babies. Some of the benefits are:
- Early diagnosis and treatment
Early diagnosis of complications from a pregnancy of multiples may make treatment before birth possible. If we suspect your babies will have difficulties at birth, or if we believe your babies will need surgery soon after birth, we will help plan and coordinate the best possible care for you and your babies.
- The latest equipment
Critically ill babies who are treated through our program have access to the state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Wisconsin . It is the largest level IV NICU in the state, and our 70-bed facility cares for more than 750 neonates each year.
- Individualized care and support
A specialized nurse care coordinator provides your family with information and support before your babies’ birth.
The Fetal Concerns Center accepts patient self-referrals as well as referrals from physicians. For more information or to make an appointment, call (414) 337-4776 or toll-free (855) FETALWI (338-2594).