When I explain the work of the Fetal Concerns Program to friends and colleagues, it’s hard to convey the emotion behind what we do. That’s one reason Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has made a new video, called “Molly’s story.” In this video, the Pechan family from Barneveld, Wis., shares their experience with the Fetal Concerns Program in Milwaukee.
The Fetal Concerns Program coordinates care for women whose pregnancies are complicated by health issues, especially when there is a health risk to her child. These problems can range from high risk of premature birth and correctable birth defects such as cleft lip or clubfoot to more severe birth defects, including those that the baby has no chance of surviving.
As you will see, our services go way beyond medical care. Our program’s goal is to make sure parents are informed and the family is fully supported in their decisions and throughout the difficult process.
– Steven Leuthner, MD, program director, Fetal Concerns, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Fetal Concerns Program is a cooperative effort between the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Birth Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It is the only program of its type in Wisconsin.