Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida: Jaxyn’s Story

Fetal surgery for spina bifida is improving outcomes. The fetal surgeons at Cincinnati Children's Fetal Care Center, who have extensive experience and innovative intervention therapies to help treat spina bifida in utero, recently shared this story of hope with the...

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Fetomaternal Alloimmunization: Alexandra’s Story

Fetomaternal Alloimmunization: Alexandra’s Story

I was diagnosed with fetomaternal alloimmunization, a condition in which a mother’s body creates antibodies against a fetus’ blood antigens. This diagnosis crushed us. My husband and I wanted a lot of children, and now we were left wondering whether we could even have a second.

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Liam: Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele (MMC) Spina Bifida Repair

Liam: Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele (MMC) Spina Bifida Repair

“The doctor came in and handed me a box of tissues,” Katie recalls. “She was saying something about an abnormal pregnancy, shunts, abnormalities of the left leg, club foot. I was in complete shock at that point, and I couldn’t really make out what she was saying because it felt like time was suspended.”

In a span of two hours, their lives had been turned upside down.

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How Mono-Mono Twins Overcame Incredible Hurdles

How Mono-Mono Twins Overcame Incredible Hurdles

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.

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Advocacy from Anguish: Bethany Weathersby’s Story

Advocacy from Anguish: Bethany Weathersby’s Story

After a diagnosis of maternal fetal alloimmunization and losing baby Lucy to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), Bethany took action. She made it her mission to ensure that other mothers diagnosed with maternal alloimmunization had education about the risks of the disease and knew the steps for proper medical care and treatment so that their babies could survive HDFN.

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