Fetal Cardiology Service information for parents

The Fetal Cardiology Service is part of the cardiothoracic team at GOSH. We are a team of experienced doctors, nurses and sonographers (ultrasound radiographers) who specialise in the care of babies with heart conditions both before and after birth.

Although we are based at GOSH, we hold clinics in specialist centres and other hospitals. We provide support and information to any family whose unborn baby may have a heart abnormality.

The aim of the cardiothoracic team is to develop a close and supportive partnership with parents and their children to ensure a positive experience for patients, families/carers and ourselves. We recognise that the hospital environment can be demanding, worrying and intense and we aim to alleviate some of the stress to families by talking openly, listening to each other and working together in the best interests of the child. This way we hope to create a partnership with families that is built on mutual respect and trust.

Meet the team

We have a team of Consultants, Specialist Ultrasound Technicians and Specialist Nurses.

About fetal heart scans

Learn why you have been referred for a fetal heart scan.

Information following diagnosis

Read our guides to help inform you of what to expect following diagnosis.

What to bring with you

It's natural to feel nervous about going to hospital – we hope some practical advice on what to bring will make it a little easier.

Key documents for parents and carers

For mums to be, whose babies have have had a prenatal cardiac diagnosis of congenital heart disease, access our information pack.

How to refer your patient to us

If you're a health professional such as GP, obstetrician or midwife - find out how to refer your patient on to us.