With the advent of prenatal ultrasounds, many urologic conditions are detected before birth. This can be a very stressful time for families and our pediatric urologists are dedicated to providing information regarding the findings as well as recommendations for management.
Our pediatric urologists work with The Fetal Evaluation and Treatment Alliance (FETAL) Center at Children’s Health℠. The FETAL center is committed to providing exceptional maternal, fetal and neonatal care to families faced with the challenge of a high risk pregnancy. This multidisciplinary center combines the expertise of Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists with the appropriate pediatric specialist such as pediatric urologists and nephrologists.
The management plan and recommendations depends greatly on the condition. Generally, the family will meet with a urologist and other specialists if needed to discuss the findings and to determine a plan. Recommendations may include more imaging before birth, imaging after birth, being born at a hospital close by, interventions after birth, and rarely prenatal interventions.