When Beth Kanemoto was pregnant with identical twins Kai and Klay, it felt like every two weeks she received more bad news. First, they learned the pregnancy was high risk. Initially, doctors thought the twins might be conjoined, but they soon learned that instead, Klay and Kai were considered mono-mono twins, meaning that they shared just one amniotic sac with no barrier between them.
Read Jennifer Cosby’s story of becoming a mother to Chesney, who was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, Cleft lip and palate, and Cri du Chat syndrome. “You find this strength along your journey, that you NEVER had before. You learn to fight for your child, their needs, and for what they deserve.”
If untreated, critical aortic stenosis and HLHS can be fatal. By performing this procedure before birth, it can promote improved growth of the left-sided heart structures and lead to fewer surgeries after birth. “These interventions were not possible 20 years ago. I’m proud to provide my expertise at UC Davis Children’s Hospital to help these babies,” said Dr. Ing.