A UCSF social worker is available to you throughout you and your baby's stay. Our social worker can help you identify ways to cope with the stress of the situation. She or he will also tour you around the intensive care nursery and other facilities, and help you prepare for what to expect after the baby is born. She can also assist you with lodging arrangements and financial or insurance questions you may have.
Our physicians will speak with you at length about your fetus’s condition, the procedure, risks, possible benefits, and possible complications of fetal surgery. They will perform your surgery and manage your postoperative care together with other members of our fetal therapy team.