About our Maternal Fetal Center
Valley Children’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists are subspecialty trained in the care of complex pregnancies. Our physicians treat moms with health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, advanced maternal age, seizure disorders, bleeding, early labor or other health complications. We provide care for unborn babies that may have a birth defect or other special needs, and can identify babies who will need early neonatal intervention.
Valley Children’s Maternal Fetal Center is also a designated diagnostic center for the California Prenatal Screening Program, providing comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests as well as genetic counseling. Having more information through these tests can provide peace of mind or help prepare for any special attention your baby might need immediately after delivery.
Nationally Ranked Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
Valley Children’s Hospital offers Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care (NICU). We also operate a network of NICUs in other regional hospitals, providing opportunities for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home.
Valley Children’s Hospital was ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in neonatology by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024. In a comparative database of NICUs nationally, Valley Children’s NICU also ranks among the highest for severity of illness among babies with birthweight of 500 to 1,500 grams, yet we achieve more remarkable results in terms of survival and without severe complications compared to our peers.