Preparing for a Baby with a Complex Fetal Diagnosis
When parents find out that they're expecting, it is usually a time of celebration and anticipation. But when they learn that their baby has a complex fetal diagnosis, those feelings can quickly change. Read a social worker's recommendations to help mentally and logistically prepare for this journey.
Receiving a Birth Defect Diagnosis: Help with Understanding Your Options
Many parents are overwhelmed with excitement when they discover they’re expecting a baby. Additional emotions may arise, however, when they learn that their baby has a birth defect. One of our fetal surgeons explains potential next steps so that parents may better understand their options moving forward.
Role Reversal: NICU Nurse Becomes A Patient
Melissa has been a nurse at Cincinnati Children's NICU for 16 years. But it wasn't until she became a patient herself that she could truly understand what her patients go through.
5 Tips for Parents of a Premature Baby
A premature birth can be a very emotional and stressful experience for parents. Read a mother's advice for how to cope while your baby is in the NICU.
“Spina” What? 10 Things to Know About Myelomeningocele
Myelomeningocele is a type of Spina Bifida that requires surgery. Read about one family's decision to undergo surgery prior to the birth of their daughter.
Our No-Longer-Conjoined Twins’ 2nd Birthday: A Victory Celebration
No-longer-conjoined twins Selah and Shylah celebrate their second birthday. Their mom, Misty, reflects upon how far they've come.
Myelomeningocele Surgery: Our Biggest and Hardest Decision
Choosing open fetal heart surgery for myelomeningocele, during pregnancy with our daughter, was the biggest and hardest decision we have ever made.
How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?
If you have adult congenital heart disease, it's important to see a specialist and learn how it might affect your pregnancy.
Premature Birth: 6 Factors That Can Increase The Risk
Certain health factors are associated with prematurity. Read more about the reasons why and how they increase risk.
A Checklist for Making Difficult Decisions
Mothers. Mothers are the reason I decided to become a maternal fetal medicine physician. I am in awe of them each and every day. Their determination for doing what’s best