8 Questions to Ask Your Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

If you’ve been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll most likely be scheduled to meet with a maternal fetal specialist. This first appointment can be a scary and stressful experience — but don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some important questions for you to take to your appointment so you can feel confident… Read more »

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CHD Awareness Week: Diagnosing and Treating Fetal CHD

A congenital heart defect, or CHD, occurs when a baby’s heart doesn’t develop normally while in the womb. In honor of CHD Awareness Week and Heart Month, we’ve created this guide for mothers and families who want to learn more about the causes, effects and treatments for CHD. What Is a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)?… Read more »

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Zane’s Story: Overcoming a CDH Diagnosis

Before Zane was born, his mother’s obstetrician diagnosed him with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH. Like most parents, Ana and her husband, Dustin, were both surprised and frightened by this diagnosis — it was something they’d never heard about during what had otherwise been a worry–free, second pregnancy for her. The family was quickly… Read more »

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What Is Genetic Counseling?

What Is Genetic Counseling?

If your baby is at risk of developing a genetic disorder, your doctor may recommend visiting with a genetic counselor. These professionals can help guide you through your high-risk pregnancy journey, particularly if you have questions or concerns about how your medical history may affect your baby. Genetic counselors are medical professionals who hold a… Read more »

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What-is-Amniocentesis

What Is Amniocentesis?

If you are pregnant and at increased risk for certain genetic conditions, testing is available for you and your baby to help increase the likelihood of positive outcomes. One of these tests is called an amniocentesis. What Is an Amniocentesis Test? As your baby grows over the nine months of your pregnancy, they are surrounded… Read more »

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What to Expect With a High Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy where you or your baby may be at risk of complications before, during or after delivery. Some pregnancies become high-risk as they progress, while others are considered high-risk before the woman even becomes pregnant due to health issues.  If you have been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, you may… Read more »

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Kicking the Spina Bifida Odds

Meet Uriah: The first baby in North Texas to undergo surgery before he was born. A quick online search of spina bifida — one of the most common birth defects affecting 1,500 to 2,000 American babies a year — generates phrases such as “not curable” and “damage to the spinal cord and nerves can’t be… Read more »

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