Based on blood levels, the parents were told they were probably expecting one or two babies. However, an ultrasound at six and a half weeks showed one sac with one baby and a second sac with identical triplets. Read their TTTS story.read more
A Grim Pregnancy Diagnosis Leads Father to Create International Nonprofit Fetal Health Foundation to Aid Expectant Families
Press Release 14 June 2016 On Father's Day, Local Dad Recounts How the Birth of His Twin Daughters 13 Years Ago Changed the Course of His Life Like most Dads, Lonnie Somers is looking forward to spending Father’s Day with his daughters, Ashley and Aspen. Their births...read more
I knew nothing about TTTS at that point. My doctors never discussed it with me. Even as a sonographer, I didn’t know how to tell if it was happening.
Let me start by saying that I’m a Sonographer. I knew I was pregnant and knew it was twins very early – at around 5 and a half weeks. I knew nothing about TTTS at that point. My doctors never discussed it with me. Even as a sonographer I didn’t know how to tell if it was happening.read more
We are saddened by the loss of Ella and Grace to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Their mother, Jennifer, wrote this piece on Mother's Day, and she's allowing us to share it here. I am a mother. I have thought all morning about what today means to me and if I even...read more
My husband and I found out we were pregnant over Memorial Day weekend. It was still really early, but I was having some side pain and my sister had an ectopic pregnancy once so I wanted to get checked out. We went in for our first OB appointment with feelings of...read more
My son is Matthew. He was diagnosed with LUTO at week 17 of our pregnancy. It was a difficult pregnancy because he had a twin sister with him in there. By the time we got to our MFM, his kidneys were very damaged, his bladder was full and was thick- walled, his chest...read more
Aran Hissam is a new member of the Fetal Health Foundation Board. Before joining our organization, she channeled her experience with a fetal syndrome, non-immune fetal hydrops, to her work with the Brianna Marie Foundation. The Fetal Health Foundation's Research...read more
After giving birth to twins who survived Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Talitha McGuinness joined with Lonnie and Michelle Somers to help further efforts to save babies with fetal syndromes. We asked her to share her story. Our twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome...read more
Fetal Health Foundation's Executive Director, Dalia EL-Prince shares her story of coping after the loss of her baby in 2003. "Does it get better?" Today I was asked, "Does it get better after the loss of your baby? Does it?" It's a question I often struggle to answer....read more
The news of twins was surreal. My husband and I were overjoyed but that joy was short lived.
Our doctor detected an abnormality on a ultrasound when I was only 10 weeks along. Not sure what it was, she had me come back the next week for a better look. I was quickly referred to a fetal specialist who gave us a diagnosis of TTTS and referred us to Dr. Ruben Quintero.
Our official diagnosis: TTTS with and an Acardiac Twinread more
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