TMC Perinatal Services for High-Risk Pregnancies

If your pregnancy is high-risk, TMC is the place for you.

As a regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies and an academic medical center, TMC Health Sciences District offers specialized care to pregnant women. Maternal-Fetal Medicine (or perinatology) is a unique specialty of obstetrics that involves the diagnosis, evaluation and management of problems that may affect a mother or her unborn child. Our multidisciplinary team approach provides the highest level of medical and obstetrical care.


The Bridge of Hope

TMC and Children’s Mercy Seamless Partnership

Your baby will have access - via the Bridge of Hope, just steps away - to the Children’s Mercy Hospital Fetal Health Center and Level IV NICU, the highest level of care for premature and critically ill newborns.

Diagnostic Services Offered

Expectant mothers want to give their babies the very best possible start in life. For this reason, we offer:

  • Complete ultrasound - detailed evaluation of fetal anatomy, growth and amniotic fluid in a state of the art facility with the most advanced technology and highly skilled sonographers, specialists in maternal fetal ultrasound.
  • First trimester screening - a combination of ultrasound and blood testing from the mother to identify fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Cell-free Fetal DNA Screening - prenatal, non-invasive blood test to assess the risk of fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Fetal Echocardiography - detailed ultrasound imaging of the heart and its major vessels
  • Amniocentesis - procedure to obtain amniotic fluid that can be used for diagnosis of genetic disorders, analysis of fetal infection, or determination of fetal lung maturity.
  • Evaluation and Management of pregnancies complicated by medical conditions.
  • Preconceptual Counseling.

Why TMC?

  • Comprehensive care for mother and baby, in one location. Families facing a fetal abnormality can come here with confidence knowing we provide expert care for their every need – maternal expertise for care of the pregnant woman, fetal expertise for care of their unborn baby, and pediatric expertise for care of their newborn.
  • Our patients have access to level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staffed by pediatricians from Children’s Mercy Hospital. In addition, they have immediate access (via a bridge, just steps away) to adjacent level IV NICU at Children’s Mercy Hospital – the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns, including ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) life support technology.
  • Leading physicians in the field of fetal medicine and fetal and neonatal surgery. We’re providing the highest quality of care available through an experienced team accustomed to treating the most complex anomalies and pregnancies, including a core staff of fetal and pediatric surgeons, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and specialized coordinators.
  • Fetal interventions and fetal surgery, including PUBS (percutaneous umbilical blood sampling), twin-to-twin transfusion ablation, aminoinfusions and aminoreductions, performed in state-of-the-art operating facilities.
  • Round-the-clock availability. We are responsive and ready when you need us. Our physicians are on call 24/7 to discuss diagnoses and care plans with referring doctors. Our team is prepared for surgical or medical intervention 7 days a week, year-round.
  • Personalized, one-on-one care. From day one, you’ll be paired with your own personal nurse navigator to guide and support you every step of the way, anticipating your every need, and easing the burden for you and your family.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-404-BABY (2229).

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