Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed With High-Risk Pregnancy
For most expecting parents, learning that you’re pregnant and waiting for your baby to arrive is an exciting, joyous time. However, when you learn that you may have a high-risk pregnancy, time just sort of stops. Read some questions to ask your doctor, from a mom who's been through it.
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.
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.
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