Detection of congenital heart disease (CHD) before your baby’s birth has many advantages. Prenatal diagnosis of CHD allows expectant parents to participate in detailed, shared decision-making and counseling before the baby is born, and providesyour care team time to fully prepare for your baby’s medical needsduring and after birth.
Women referred before the birth of baby will have fetal echo appointments in The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health. Our multidisciplinary single ventricle team will follow you alongside the fetal cardiology team throughout your pregnancy.We will review the diagnosis and make plans for the delivery,newborn hospitalization, and long-term care. Once your baby is born, we will work with your pediatrician and referring cardiologist to prepare for a seamless transition to the outpatient setting.