Counseling Pregnant Women About Their Babies’ Urological Health
For expectant mothers, preparing to give birth is a joyous occasion, but it's also stressful and overwhelming. If your unborn child has been identified with a defect of the urinary tract or genitalia, we can help. Our doctors are highly trained specialists in pediatric urology who will meet with you to completely cover the results of tests that identify any congenital defects. Such common issues include hydronephrosis, or swelling of the kidneys, which is caused by a blockage that prevents urine from draining properly.
What You Can Expect
One of your biggest decisions is where you will have your baby. We'll explore every option to find the perfect maternity service for you. You and your new baby may need the extra care and expert attention that only an academic medical center like Tufts Children's and Tufts Medical Center can provide, especially if your doctor recommends delivering your baby before full term. If the potential defects are less severe, we may recommend you deliver your child at your local hospital and then visit us post-birth for additional testing and guidance.