About Us

The Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative (OFMC) is the result of multiple health care institutions coming together to achieve a common goal of providing high-risk expectant mothers, and their babies with suspected fetal diagnoses, the highest quality care.

The OFMC provides high-risk pregnancy health care, diagnostic services and treatment, as well as care for baby after delivery. All of this is done in a family-centered environment, with caring medical professionals.

Individually, these hospital systems are among the finest hospitals in the country, demonstrating leadership in patient care, research and technology. As a collaborative, they provide the unique blend of experience and expertise necessary to address the complex issues associated with high-risk fetal care.

OFMC Mission

The OFMC is a group of perinatal care providers and institutions committed to achieving optimal perinatal outcomes by providing excellent maternal-fetal care for pregnancies complicated by fetal abnormalities. We believe that best outcomes can be achieved through comprehensive care provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

The OFMC believes that collaboration among the members:

  • Facilitates early recognition and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
  • Enables early and targeted treatment for the mother and baby
  • Provides the opportunity for comprehensive multidisciplinary counseling, parental education, and care coordination
  • Promotes the best possible perinatal and neonatal outcomes for these complicated pregnancies

The OFMC is committed to the following:

  • Respecting the values of patients and their families
  • Developing a personalized care plan for each mother and baby
  • Optimizing prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal care to ensure best possible outcomes
  • Providing compassionate and supportive care to patients and their families during pregnancy and postnatal care

Meet the Team

The Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative is proud to have some of the country’s leading experts in the field of fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancies on staff.

Member Hospitals

The Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative is the result of widely acclaimed healthcare institutions coming together to achieve a common goal of providing high-risk expectant mothers, and their babies with suspected fetal diagnoses, the highest quality care.

We provide high-risk pregnancy healthcare, diagnostic services and treatment, as well as care for your baby after delivery. All of this is done in a family-centered environment, with caring medical professionals.

Individually, these hospital systems are among the finest hospitals in the country, demonstrating leadership in patient care, research and technology. As a collaborative, they provide the unique blend of experience and expertise necessary to address the complex issues associated with high-risk fetal care.

Dayton Children's Hospital

One of only 45 independent freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, Dayton Children’s serves a region of 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana, caring for more than 285,000 children each year. Dayton Children’s is home to the region’s most comprehensive newborn intensive care unit, treating more than 600 critically ill newborns each year. Just recently Dayton Children’s joined Miami Valley Hospital in the Southwest Ohio Neonatal Collaborative, an alliance formed to elevate the quality of care for newborns and improve the continuum of care for expectant mothers. Together, the two hospitals share a nurse navigator who helps women facing a high-risk pregnancy navigate the care options available at the two hospitals. Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s is one of just 31 pediatric hospitals in the country to receive Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dayton Children’s is also accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is the only verified pediatric trauma center in the region. Dayton Children’s is home to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and together with the U.S. Air Force shares the nation’s only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program.

Dayton Children’s

Miami Valley Hospital

The internationally recognized Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound & Genetics at Miami Valley Hospital offers some of the nation’s most advanced technology and experienced professionals in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Our expert team is dedicated to providing competent and compassionate care. Because we work closely with the primary obstetrician, moms can be confident that they will receive informed, individualized and comprehensive treatment through every stage of pregnancy and childbirth. Our clinical staff includes: five board-certified maternal fetal medicine specialists – available 24/7; 23 registered and accredited perinatal sonographers – the most of any perinatal center in the U.S.; three board-certified genetic counselors, ten high-risk obstetrics nurses, and a support staff committed to serving the unique needs of our patients. MVH also offers high-risk labor and delivery options at Dayton’s only perinatal intensive care unit and the region’s most experienced Level IIIB NICU.

Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ultrasound & Genetics

Miami Valley Hospital

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel is a place where miracles happen. Little Miracles. For women with high-risk pregnancies, those miracles happen in part thanks to the personal care they receive from the maternal fetal medicine specialists at the Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. The center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring services and genetic counseling that can detect pregnancy complications and fetal abnormalities. Those findings allow physicians and patients to take precautions and ensure that our patients’ pregnancies – and their babies – are as safe and healthy as possible. The center has been recognized by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and approved as a satellite research site for The Ohio State University Medical Center Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. It’s a designation that demonstrates Mount Carmel’s place on the cutting edge of maternal fetal medicine and our commitment to caring for high-risk pregnancies.

Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Pediatric Hospitals, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a collaborative environment that fosters forward thinking and innovation. As a top ten National Institutes of Health funded pediatric research institute, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a leader in basic, clinical and translational research initiatives. Each year more than 4,400 babies receive the highest level of care from our neonatal and pediatric surgical specialists. As one of the largest neonatal centers in the nation, we dedicate ourselves not only to treating, but ultimately preventing all complications of prematurity. By using advanced fetal diagnostics, we work with the perinatologists to pinpoint the fetus’ problem and recommend the best possible treatment, allowing for the planning and care of nearly every fetal complication. Our extraordinary number of patients allows us to provide the highest level of experience and translate that experience into programs that address fetal diagnosis across the spectrum of newborn conditions to essential long-term follow-up care.

Neonatal Centers

Fetal Diagnostics

OhioHealth

Superior clinical expertise coupled with a genuine compassion for the care of moms-to-be and a strong commitment to communication with patients and physicians has differentiated the OhioHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine team. OhioHealth has five hospital locations in central Ohio with diagnostic and fetal-monitoring capabilities to manage high-risk pregnancy complications. As a destination for highly specialized care for pregnant women, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital provides personalized care for women who are at risk for pregnancy related problems. Our highly trained and experienced team includes ultrasound technologists, nurse clinicians, genetic counselors and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. In addition, Riverside Methodist has received disease-specific certification from the Joint Commission in High-Risk Obstetrics and has a dedicated High Risk In-patient Unit. From the superior medical care to the trusted experience of the staff, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine team is devoted to exceeding patient expectations and providing the best possible care for moms and their babies.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

For 30 years, The Maternal Fetal Medicine program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been delivering the very best prenatal care to patients experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Our team of specialists provides patients with the highest level of obstetrical care for high-risk problems in both the mother and the fetus.

Maternal Fetal Medicine program

Ohio State has had a Fetal Therapy Program since 1993 specializing in providing medical and surgical care to the fetus weeks before birth to improve the outcomes of the babies and prevent prematurity. In addition, the OSU Fetal Program provides comprehensive individualized care for pregnancies with any type of birth defect from diagnosis until delivery.

Fetal Therapy Program

As leaders and members of national collaborative research efforts, including the North American Fetal Treatment Network, our program provides opportunities for patients to participate in research that will further improve care of high-risk pregnancies.