Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC)
The mission of the AFCC is to provide the finest diagnosis, ongoing screening and care and for a woman carrying a baby with a confirmed or suspected congenital anomaly -- from the prenatal period through childhood. Explore this site to see how we are achieving that mission, or download our fact sheet.
11 years of excellence, innovation and compassion
The Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) of Boston Children's Hospital was founded in 2000 by Russell Jennings, MD, with Luanne Nemes, RN, MS, PNP, to treat the fetus with life-threatening congenital anomalies. Since its inception, thousands of pregnant women have been referred to the AFCC for diagnostic studies, counseling, treatment and care when a fetal anomaly is suspected or diagnosed.
Few centers offer the depth and breadth of expertise found at Children's. The AFCC is one of just a handful of comprehensive fetal care centers in the United States. Through ground-breaking procedures and a commitment to the best in pediatric care, the center is rewriting what's possible in fetal medicine and surgery with their staff of specialists, representing more than 20 specialty areas.