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High-risk Pregnancies


South Miami Hospital’s Fetal Special Care, a part of the hospital’s Center for Women & Infants, provides advanced care for expectant mothers and their unborn infants focusing on diagnosis and treatment in a comprehensive approach. Our team of specialists includes fetal and pediatric surgeons, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and dedicated patient care navigators. Our physicians treat a full range of fetal anomalies including:

  • Fetal Anemia
  • Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia
  • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Fetal Bladder Outlet Obstruction (LUTO)
  • Chorioangioma
  • Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung and Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Fetal Tumors
  • Amniotic Bands
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Iatrogenic Ruptured Membranes


Our dedicated program offers:

  • Diagnostic testing for pelvic health conditions
  • Thorough pre-screening phone interview and assessment
  • Dedicated patient care navigators to help guide you
  • Fetal interventions, including fetal surgery


Insurance often covers diagnostic testing and treatments. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, call 786-662-8751.

Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit

The Center for Women & Infants’ Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit, the only one of its kind in South Florida, provides advanced care for expectant mothers and their unborn infants 24 hours a day.

We care for high-risk mothers with a variety of conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, pre-eclampsia and preterm labor.

The medical team, led by a maternal-fetal specialist, also performs ultrasound-guided procedures to correct anemia, conduct chromosome testing and treat fetal bladder obstructions or lung problems, while the baby is still in the womb.

Tiffany Betancourt, pictured with twin daughters Charley and Kayla, spent 11 days in South Miami Hospital’s Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit, which cares for high-risk pregnancies. At only 21 weeks of pregnancy, Ms. Betancourt went into early labor with Charley and was admitted to the Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit to slow the progression of labor.

“After undergoing fertility treatments and working so hard to get the girls, it was incredibly stressful thinking we might lose them,” said Ms. Betancourt. While in the unit, Ms. Betancourt was relieved to have around-the-clock monitoring and emotional support. “It didn’t feel like a hospital. It was comfortable and the nurses were so caring.” And when she did finally deliver her babies, she knew they would be well cared for in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before going home.​​​