Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Fetal Care Center

Colorado Fetal Care Center

Pioneering treatments to save lives and lifetimes.

Colorado Fetal Care Center

We believe you and your baby deserve the best. That's why we're pioneering procedures and offering personalized treatments for every family at Colorado Fetal Care Center.

Advanced fetal treatment and surgery

6:1 Multidisciplinary Experts per Patient
ALL Fetal Conditions Treated
1200+ Fetal Surgeries Performed

The Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) offers comprehensive fetal and maternal care for women facing a pregnancy with a known fetal condition.

Our team of top fetal surgeons, physicians and experts in maternal fetal medicine, fetal surgery and pediatric subspecialties have also partnered with University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado School of Medicine to provide even more support for mother and baby.

The Center's fetal care specialists provide obstetric and pediatric subspecialty consultation, as well as a full spectrum of:

  • Prenatal imaging
  • Diagnostic capabilities 
  • Open fetal surgery
  • Fetoscopic surgery
  • Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedures

Treating fetal conditions at Colorado Fetal Care Center

We treat the breadth of fetal conditions, including:

  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Gastroschisis
  • Myelomeningocele (MMC) (spina bifida) repair
  • Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)
  • And more

Our cutting-edge fetal care facility

Our fetal surgery team has a dedicated facility at Children's Colorado, which is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and fetal surgery resources, and specifically designed fetal surgery suite.

We offer:

  • Fetoscopic surgery
  • Open fetal surgery
  • EXIT procedures
  • Advanced fetal imaging
  • Fetal diagnostic techniques
  • Ultrasound guided procedures

The maternal fetal care unit located at Children's Colorado includes:

  • 12 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms fully equipped for maternal and newborn care
  • A cesarean section operating suite
  • A fetal surgery suite (for open fetal surgery, fetoscopic procedures and EXIT procedures)
  • Infant stabilization rooms

Why choose the Colorado Fetal Care Center?

For women and families facing complications from a fetal condition, the Colorado Fetal Care Center offers every fetal intervention procedure currently available, at one of the few comprehensive maternal and fetal care programs in the world.

This makes the Colorado Fetal Care Center a national referral center for patients with the most complex or high-risk pregnancies.

Our fetal surgery team includes:

  • Fetal and pediatric surgeons
  • Maternal fetal medicine specialists
  • Fetal and obstetric anesthesiologists
  • Fetal cardiologists
  • Level III obstetrical nurses
  • Operating room fetal nursing team
Learn about our maternal and fetal medicine research

We understand that there is often little time for families to conduct research and make decisions when a fetal diagnosis is made. We invite you to watch our video with guidelines and recommended questions to ask as you look for the right fetal center for you and your baby.

Learn more about what makes us different-as well as our services, capabilities and outcomes-in our latest brochure.

Visit our fetal care center

Learn more about your visit to our fetal care center and take a tour of our unique facility.

Comprehensive care for the most complex conditions

Infographic that says 93% CDH survival rate excluding congenital heart disease and ECMO.
Infographic that says Heart Defect Detection as early as 14 weeks gestation.
Infographic that says 34 weeks average delivery age in utero MMC repair.

Children's Colorado in the news

Arvada Press

Castle Rock Couple Recount Newborn’s Tough Road

Debbie and Jennifer Stevenson are grateful to the Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) and the care they received for their son, Eli, who was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).

The Denver Post

Colorado Fetal Care Center Reunion

The Colorado Fetal Care Center hosted a reunion for several families who have benefitted from their care for conditions including pre- and postnatal intervention for Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.


Home From Hospital, Twins Spending First Christmas Together

For parents Charise and Mike Walters, this Christmas is one they will always treasure. Twins, Tommy and Emily were born last year, six weeks early; Tommy went home for Christmas, but Emily did not. She was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and was given only about a 20 percent chance of survival. She beat the odds and today, both Tommy and Emily are doing well, and will spend their first Christmas together.

Stapleton Front Porch

Children’s Colorado a Top Hospital to Treat Twin-to-Twin Fetal Disease

The expert care team at the Colorado Fetal Care Center helped save identical twins Ciela and Mila, whose parents live in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. The girls developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome while in utero, but today they have no evidence of any complications during pregnancy.