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Fetal Maternal and Genetics Clinic

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At Johns Hopkins Medicine, we are proud to provide our patients with a Fetal Maternal and Genetics Clinic. We provide counseling, guidance and integrated prenatal care for patients who receive unexpected fetal screening or ultrasound results. We perform additional diagnostic testing via chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, if desired or indicated. We also provide referrals for any additional imaging that is indicated (fetal echocardiogram or fetal MRI) and to appropriate fetal subspecialists for counseling.

Our team works closely to coordinate care with the following specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center:

We also collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and the prenatal genetic counselors to streamline patient visits. Our goal is to help you facilitate other appointments and arrange the appropriate care for you and your fetus.

For an appointment, please contact Donna Dodge at 443-287-2346.

Patient-Centered Care

Our expertise includes patients diagnosed with the following conditions:

  • Ultrasound abnormalities, including abnormal nuchal translucencies (increased nuchal translucencies, cystic hygromas)
  • Abnormal genetic screening results (first- or second-trimester screening)
  • Chromosomal abnormalities identified by karyotype, microarray or other genetic testing
  • Family histories of genetic conditions
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Fetal cardiac findings:
    • Hypoplastic left heart
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Double outlet right ventricle
    • Transposition of the great arteries
    • Ebstein’s anomaly
    • Ventricular septal defects
    • Endocardial cushion defects (AV canal defects)
  • Fetal lung findings:
  • Fetal brain findings:
    • Ventriculomegaly
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Dandy-Walker malformations
    • Genetic brain malformations
  • Fetal renal (kidney) findings:
  • Fetal spine findings:
    • Spina bifida (open neural tube defects)
    • Hemivertebrae
    • Scoliosis
  • Fetal skeletal findings:
  • Fetal facial abnormalities:
  • Fetal abdominal findings:
    • Echogenic bowel
    • Bowel dilation
  • Situs abnormalities:
    • Heterotaxy
  • Abnormal fluid:
    • Pericardial effusions
    • Pleural effusions
    • Polyhydramnios