The Fetal Center

Caring for Mom and Baby Before and After Birth

The Fetal Center

We know this can be a very stressful time for you. Our expert team of fetal medicine specialists is here to guide and support you each step of the way. Our goal is to provide you with the information and care you need to prepare for the birth of your baby.

As a member of the Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative (OFMC),  Nationwide Children's offers families facing potentially complex birth defects the highest quality care. The most advanced diagnosis and treatment is available to both the mother and fetus before, during and after the infant’s birth.

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Member of the Ohio Fetal Medicine Collaborative

Overview

During your fetal center visit, the pediatric specialists will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and long-term prognosis of your baby. We are also here to provide supportive care, listen to your questions and discuss your concerns.

Nationwide Children’s works closely with families and their perinatologists to utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment protocols from a full range of specialties to improve neonatal outcomes for most fetal complications. These specialties include maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, radiology, transfusion services, laser treatment, labor and delivery, neonatology, cardiology, anesthesia, pediatric surgery, urology and neurosurgery. 

Conditions We Treat 

By using advanced diagnostic methods, we work with the perinatologists to pinpoint the fetus’s problem and recommend the best possible treatment, allowing for the planning and care of nearly every fetal complication, including:

Specialties

The following specialties are included in the collaborative and will participate in your care depending on your baby’s diagnosis:

Your Visit

We understand that this can be a difficult time and are here to support you. Our fetal center nurse coordinator is available to you to call with questions and concerns. She will also coordinate your appointments at Nationwide Children’s so you will visit all necessary specialists in one day. 

To help prepare you for the birth and care of your baby, the nurse coordinator will arrange a tour of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before your baby’s birth. We will also make sure you go home with literature and educational resources to help you understand your care and your baby’s diagnosis.

A family support coordinator is available to provide emotion and spiritual support to you before and after your baby’s birth. Additional support such as social services, interpreter services and accommodations for families that live outside of Franklin County are available.

Meet Our Team

You will have the opportunity to meet with pediatric specialists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a nationally renowned pediatric center, to learn more about recommended treatments. 

Our team is also comprised of experienced professionals that specialize in the following:

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Oluyinka O. Olutoye

In addition to being the Chief of Surgery at NCH, Dr. Olutoye is a pioneer in the surgical and medical treatments that improve outcomes for both mother and baby. As a pediatric and fetal surgeon, Dr. Olutoye brings specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery. Fetal surgeons work closely with obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists to provide exceptional care for babies who need surgery in-utero and to improve outcomes for a range of conditions such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida and other congenital anomalies.

Oluseyi Ogunleye

Oluseyi K. Ogunleye

As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, Dr. Ogunleye is dedicated to the care and treatment of both mother and baby.  For women who are facing a high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Oguleye acts as an extension of your current OB/Gyn care, providing additional testing, monitoring, and treatment options for fetal conditions and anomalies throughout the pre- and postnatal journey.

Ruth Seabrook

Ruth B. Seabrook

Dr. Seabrook is trained to care for the most complex newborns including those born prematurely or in high-risk situations. She works alongside both the OB-Gyn and maternal fetal medicine provider to prepare for the baby’s delivery and provides immediate care for the newborn after birth.

Becky Corbitt

Becky Corbitt

As the nurse coordinator, Becky Corbitt, RN, MSN, CNL ensures all families who are facing a high-risk pregnancy or birth defect prepare for delivery and treatment after the baby is born. She works closely with the physicians and specialists, as well as the referring physicians, to coordinate all aspects of care for both mom and baby throughout the process. 


Fetal Center staff

Miranda Wright

As the intake coordinator for The Fetal Center, Miranda serves as a concierge throughout your journey. She will help schedule and coordinate all visits and appointments across all services and helps to gather all records, medical history and insurance information for each patient family.

Fetal Center staff

Sophie Calcara

Specializing in performing ultrasounds for high risk pregnancies, Sophie serves as the Sonographer for The Fetal Center. She has a strong knowledge in physiology and anatomy which ensures each patient is carefully screened for both fetal anomalies and any associated risks through detailed exams.