Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute

Comprehensive care for women and babies through all stages of development, including specialized care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies

Healthy babies contribute to thriving communities and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the path to good health starts with caring for expectant mothers. In the Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute, care begins from preconception and continues through birth and into the child's early development years. We believe we are on a journey together with families as we strive to provide leading perinatal and neonatal care in the region and nation through clinical innovation, education and research.

Our team provides seamless and coordinated care for expectant mothers and their babies, eliminating the all-to-common fragmentation of care that occurs beginning with conception and continuing through early childhood. Our experienced team guides women through high-risk pregnancies and provides appropriate follow-up care for their babies. This continuum approach to care addresses the needs of the mother and the baby in utero, through birth and then into the child’s early developmental years.

In the United States each year, 3.9 million babies are born — of them, 1 in 33 will have a birth defect and 10 percent will be born prematurely. A continuum of care approach gives these babies a higher chance of achieving productive lives and the ability to develop as normal, healthy kids.

Programs and Services

Our continuum of care model means that we provide the full spectrum of care for women and babies. This includes specialized care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies and fetuses at risk for complications in utero, neonatal care for critically ill or premature newborns and OB-GYN services for women in all stages of life.


Our dedicated team focuses on the individual needs of women of all ages and offers a unique blend of experience and innovation. Our experienced and caring staff includes physicians who are board-certified/eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners and support staff.

Learn more or call 727-767-6060.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

We provide care for women with high-risk pregnancies and their fetuses. With years of experience in managing a wide array of complex maternal-fetal conditions, our staff works to keep both mother and baby as healthy as possible.

Learn more or call 727-767-7903.

Fetal Care Program

Our team of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric specialists work together to provide expert, coordinated care in diagnosing and treating fetal anomalies.

Learn more or call 727-767-4987.


Our extensive program is dedicated to improving outcomes for newborns through collaborative approaches to care, from pregnancy through delivery, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and post-discharge follow-up.

Learn more or call 727-767-4313.

Neonatal Follow-up Program

Our innovative follow-up clinics and programs bring together specialists in areas such as neonatal abstinence syndrome and intestinal rehabilitation, allowing them to focus on the critical early development of children with these conditions.

Learn more or call 727-767-2818.

Intestinal Rehabilitation Therapy

The intestinal rehabilitation therapy team provides comprehensive care to infants born with short bowel syndrome, severe gastrointestinal dysfunction and intestinal failures. Our goal is to better understand these conditions and develop the best treatments by studying the relationship among gut bacteria, the immune system and how intestinal rehabilitation can provide more positive outcomes.

Learn more or call 727-767-2818.

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