Inova Women's Hospital Fetal Care Program
Inova Women's Hospital Fetal Care Program provides expert diagnosis and a coordinated delivery plan to pregnant women who are at risk or suspected of carrying a baby with a congenital heart or other birth defect. The center provides a full continuum of care by combining the high-risk pregnancy expertise of Inova Women's Hospital with specially trained 24/7 neonatal specialists from the NICU at Inova Children's Hospital and Inova's comprehensive pediatric surgical program.
What sets us apart is the continuity of care your family receives at Inova. You and your baby will stay together in one location since our Women's and Children's hospitals are co-located. Through the entire care process – diagnosis, delivery, neonatal care and any subsequent procedures for your baby – we are fully available to you.
To provide comprehensive, personalized and coordinated care to the mother, baby and family in a comfortable and caring environment.
Our cardiac program
Building on the strength of our Inova Children's Heart Program, including expert pediatric heart surgeons, more than 20 cardiologists and cardiac ECMO, Inova Women's Hospital Fetal Care Program brings together our pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat pregnant women at risk of carrying a baby with a heart defect. Each year, we perform more than 300 pediatric cardiac surgeries with outstanding success rates. Read our latest outcomes report
What you can expect
A pregnant woman at risk or suspected of carrying a baby with a heart or other defect is referred to an Inova specialist. Our patient navigator, Kelly Gallo, RN, is available throughout the entire process to coordinate consultations between the family, specialists and other members of the multidisciplinary team as needed. Our experts will explain the nature of the unborn child’s condition, its causes and treatment options.
Diagnostic imaging, including fetal MRI, is available as part of our capabilities. Board-certified pediatric radiologists will evaluate patients. These services are conveniently located at our Outpatient MRI Center. A physician referral is required to schedule a fetal MRI. If your physician has referred you for a fetal MRI, please call Kelly for assistance at 703-776-6371.
Conditions and treatments