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Fetal Heart Support Services


Sometimes it helps to talk to another parent whose child has been in the NICU or PCCU, or whose child has a congenital heart disorder. The following support services can help you connect with other parents in person or by phone.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center staff can help you find credible information on pediatric heart conditions. They can help you connect with other families and get you started on the best path to caring for your child with a chronic medical condition. The Family Resource Center is located on the second floor of Children's Hospital.


It's normal to feel a wide range of emotions after finding out about your baby's heart problem, including sadness, fear, anger, and helplessness. It is helpful to have someone who can provide a listening ear, such as a family member, friend, clergy, or co-worker. We also have support people on the Cardiology team who are glad to discuss your concerns and help you prepare for baby's birth.

Social workers
Julie Burton: (615) 875-1110
Serena White: (615) 322-0371

Case managers
Lauren Harville (615) 936-9697
Katie Lewis (615) 875-4024

Child life specialists
Ashlie Woodburn (615) 936-5308
Erin Munn (615) 936-4472

Use the time you during your pregnancy to educate yourself about your child's heart problem. Begin working through your feelings about having a child with a medical problem, and plan for the baby's time in the hospital after delivery.

This is not the path you would have chosen, but our team is here to care for your baby, you, and your family.

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