Considering Fetal Surgery or a Fetal Care Center? What to Keep in Mind

Considering Fetal Surgery or a Fetal Care Center? What to Keep in Mind

Fetal Health Foundation Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, MD, who leads the Fetal Care Center at Connecticut Children’s, shares six important details to consider when your baby needs fetal intervention not just to survive, but to thrive.

TTTS Triplet Parents Reflect on their Daughters’ Surgery and Birth

TTTS Triplet Parents Reflect on their Daughters’ Surgery and Birth

Performing surgery on triplets is more complex than on twins. In Tiffini’s case, there were two placentas: Hannah had one placenta all to herself, while Sophia and Isabella were sharing the other placenta, albeit unequally. Sophia and Isabella were affected by TTTS when the volume of blood flow across the connecting blood vessels between them became uneven, with Isabella getting too much and Sophia getting too little.

Pioneering Fetal Medicine Center Gathers Thousands for 26th Annual Family Reunion

Pioneering Fetal Medicine Center Gathers Thousands for 26th Annual Family Reunion

The annual reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all the children in attendance had been prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, such as spina bifida, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or twin-twin transfusion syndrome, that had potentially devastating outcomes.

Rare Expertise for the Rarest Conditions: Unique Surgery Technique Saves Twin Babies

Rare Expertise for the Rarest Conditions: Unique Surgery Technique Saves Twin Babies

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.