Fetal Health Abnormality or Fetal Anomaly
Receiving news that your baby has a serious or lethal health problem can be devastating. The professionals at the Philadelphia Women’s Center recognize that you and your family may be overwhelmed and saddened by this unexpected information. If prior genetic testing has not been performed, chromosomal analysis can be arranged at your request. If additional help and information are needed, Philadelphia Women’s Center will provide support resources and counseling referrals for further assistance.
Philadelphia Women’s Center has experience caring for patients who have a pregnancy diagnosed with anencephaly, Trisomy 13, 18, and 21, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, Klinefelter’s syndrome, dwarfism, oligohydramnios, Dandy Walker variant, and a range of other significant anomalies. If you are choosing to end your pregnancy on the basis of information provided by your doctor or genetic counselor, the goal of the Fetal Anomaly Program is to assist you during this difficult time. Please call Philadelphia Women’s Center and ask for additional information.