Clinical ArticleOn the Cutting Edge Prenatal Surgery for MyelomeningoceleRimbos, Kristine MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC Author Information Kristine Rimbos, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, Nurse Director, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL. The author declares no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Kristine Rimbos, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave. (Mailbox 92), Chicago, IL 60611-2991. E-mail: [email protected] Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing 12(1):p 18-21, 1/3 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000379 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Myelomeningocele is a complex medical diagnosis that, when discovered prenatally, allows for the option of maternal–fetal surgery aimed at improving long-term outcomes. Significant advancements have been made in prenatal myelomeningocele surgical techniques that reduce morbidity and mortality for the pregnant person and their child. The pathway to prenatal surgery consists of in-depth obstetric and fetal assessment partnered with intense family education and counseling. Fetal care centers provide specialized care of families undergoing assessment, diagnosis, and prenatal and postnatal treatment of spina bifida. The counseling process in a fetal care center is unique, comprehensive, and directed to ensure families receive multidisciplinary care and support that is individualized to their specific needs and concerns. Copyright © 2023 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association, Inc.