The expectant birth of a child can be an exciting time for many families, however when there is a potential medical problem with the baby those emotions may turn to fear and anxiety. Our goal at The Children’s Urology Center for Urologic Prenatal Counseling is to offer support and to educate families whose children are diagnosed with a congenital urologic issue.
Our physicians meet with families before your child is born to formulate a management plan for your baby and to discuss the needs of your family. This often includes coordinating care with the mother’s obstetrician, the baby’s pediatrician and in some cases the neonatal intensive care units throughout Central Texas. We also help coordinate care with other pediatric specialists as needed. Our center will help arrange urologic follow-up and imaging tests after the baby is born.
Findings on ultrasound to consider urologic prenatal counseling
- Extra fluid in the kidneys (hydronephrosis)
- Extra fluid in the ureters (tubes that carry the urine to the bladder)
- Abnormal location of kidneys
- Abnormal genital organs
- One kidney (renal agenesis)
- Abnormal or enlarged appearing bladder
- Spina bifida or spinal anomalies that can affect the bladder function