Meet Our Fetal Care Nurse Navigator

Crista Candela, MSN, RN, CPN


Crista Candela, MSN, RN, CPN

Moms and babies need a variety of follow-up check-ups and care appointments during and soon after pregnancy. Our fetal care nurse navigator, Crista, serves as a single point of contact for expecting mothers navigating their specialty appointments. She provides comprehensive patient education, support and helps to ensure continuity of care. Crista also coordinates referrals from pediatric specialists in Michigan, other doctors and healthcare facilities.

To connect with our fetal care nurse navigator, call 313-745-7270 or fill out the form below.

Here are other ways our fetal care nurse navigator can assist you on your journey:

  • Helping connect families with providers to help ensure all your questions are answered
  • Providing information and education on general processes and care after delivery
  • Sharing information about our intensive care transport team, Pediatric and Neonatal Dedicated Ambulance (PANDA) to help ensure your family feels comfortable that your infant will be safely transported to Children’s Hospital of Michigan after delivery at the hospital of their choice
  • Providing a tour of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and/or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Connecting families with support services that may be needed, such as social work, palliative care, Children’s Special Health Care Services, external pregnancy and maternal/infant health community programs, etc.
  • Being a familiar, reliable and accessible face during a stressful and challenging time

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