Fetal Therapy Center Certification

The Fetal Health Foundation, through its Fetal Therapy Think Tank program, is committed to improving fetal syndrome & anomaly outcomes, quality of life and patient family outcomes. We are taking a bold step towards that goal by creating and implementing a...
One step closer to treating spina bifida with stem cells

One step closer to treating spina bifida with stem cells

With the CIRM funding, the UC Davis team will be able to launch their one-of-a-kind treatment in the coming months. It will be delivered while the baby is still in the mother’s womb (in utero). The complex procedure, with its unique use of a stem cell “patch,” could improve outcomes for children who are born with the severe form of spina bifida known as myelomeningocele.

Should You Get the COVID Vaccine While Pregnant?

Should You Get the COVID Vaccine While Pregnant?

“In general, SMFM strongly recommends that pregnant women have access to COVID-19 vaccines in all phases of future vaccine campaigns, and that she and her healthcare professional engage in shared decision-making regarding her receipt of the vaccine. Counseling should balance available data on vaccine safety, risks to pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 infection, and a woman’s individual risk for infection and severe disease. As data emerge, counseling will likely shift, as some vaccines may be more suitable for pregnant women.

5 Ways Meditation Can Help During Pregnancy

5 Ways Meditation Can Help During Pregnancy

When I was pregnant, it felt like my mind never stopped. When I would try to fall asleep at night, one thought after another would keep me up.
If that sounds like you, meditation is a wonderful way to quiet some of those intrusive thoughts, so you can wind down. With meditation, you will be concentrating on listening to your rhythmic, steady breathing and getting in touch with your baby.