During Your Visit

Arrival

A member of our team will meet you upon arrival and escort you to your appointments. We hope to make your day as easy as possible, and we look forward to meeting you.

Imaging

If needed, some patients will have further imaging of the baby performed prior to the consultation to assist in the diagnosis and planning. This is usually performed before you meet with the specialists so they can have an opportunity to review the images prior to your consultation. 

Consultation & Delivery

During a typical consultation, our physicians will discuss:

  • Expectations during the remainder of pregnancy
  • Preparing for delivery
  • What to expect when the baby is born
  • Medical care after birth
  • Any anticipated hospital course, including specific concerns and medical needs

Each family receives a folder containing information about the baby’s condition, Lurie Children’s and amenities. We also provide contact information for all of the physicians and team members who meet with your family. We are here to be a resource for you and your family.

Tours

If we anticipate that your baby will need specialized care in either the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), a member of our team will provide a tour for expectant parents and family members. This allows families to see a baby’s room, prepare for the time in the hospital and familiarize yourselves with what to expect during this journey with your baby.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the NICU and the Regenstein CCU