WHEN A FETAL SYNDROME DIAGNOSIS FEELS LIKE THE END, WE HAVE RESOURCES AND HOPE FOR NEW BEGINNINGS.
YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE MOMENT YOU HEAR YOUR BABY MAY NOT SURVIVE. WE REMEMBER.
LIFE CHANGES THE INSTANT YOU LEARN YOUR UNBORN BABY HAS A FETAL SYNDROME. WE HAVE RESOURCES TO HELP.
OUR FAMILY IS GROWING
The Fetal Health Foundation now includes the Fetal Therapy Think Tank, bringing the expertise of 100’s of fetal therapy and medical industry experts to create a bright future for more young families through fetal medicine.
As a parent-founded non-profit, we are grateful for the support of our Stewardship Circle member institutions.
Your contribution gives hope to families with fetal syndromes.
Fetal Health Foundation founder and Fetal Care Chat host, Lonnie Somers welcomes three amazing pioneering women in fetal medicine. Dr. Jenan Miller, Dr. Courtney Stephenson, and Dr. Diana Farmer.
CDH affects 1,600 babies in the U.S. each year. In CDH, a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move upwards into the chest during development, crowding the lungs and inhibiting their proper growth. Underdeveloped lungs and blood vessels that supply the lungs can cause high blood pressure in the lungs, asthma, gastrointestinal reflux, feeding disorders and developmental delays in childhood survivors of CDH.
Upon meeting with Colorado Fetal Care Center maternal fetal medicine specialist and fetal surgeon Nick Behrendt, MD, the Oligmuellers learned their case of TTTS was severe. The best solution for TTTS is typically fetoscopic laser ablation. It’s a minimally invasive surgery in which the surgeon inserts a tiny scope into the uterus, through the amniotic sac.