Why are fetal ultrasounds so important?

Ultrasounds are routine for most expectant moms. They also are the first step in making sure your baby’s heart is developing normally. Knowing there's a problem before birth means getting answers sooner.

We offer families a continuum of care and support, from diagnosis and counseling to treatment and beyond. Educate yourself with these resources from the Fetal Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Three questions to ask at your at fetal ultrasound

four chambers, baby heart
two valves
two valves connecting blood


Download these questions to bring with you to your 18- to 22-week screening ultrasound.

Need information about congenital heart conditions?

If your baby is diagnosed prenatally with a congenital heart condition, download An expectant parent's guide to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and other single ventricle heart defects. It includes definitions, treatment options and support resources, and is now available in both English and Spanish.

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