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What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

There’s no such thing as a zero-risk pregnancy. All pregnancies come with some risk to both mother and baby.  A low-risk pregnancy has been defined as a singleton pregnancy carried to term in which the baby is in the head-down position, and there are no other medical or surgical conditions with the mother or baby.… Read more »

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What to Expect at Your First Maternal-Fetal Medicine Appointment

With all the planning and excitement around your pregnancy, the words “high-risk” and “maternal-fetal medicine specialist” probably come as quite a shock.  If your OB-GYN recently referred you to maternal-fetal medicine, you may have some questions about what to expect.  In this blog post, we’ll discuss: What to expect at your first MFM visit The… Read more »

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What Is Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence?

Discovering that you’re facing a TRAP (twin reversed arterial perfusion) sequence pregnancy can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. This isn’t what you expected when you learned you were pregnant with twins. Gaining a better understanding of what TRAP sequence is, how it affects you and your babies, and your options for treatment can offer… Read more »

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Who’s on Your High-Risk Pregnancy Team?

Pregnancy can feel like a solo activity. You are the one carrying the baby, after all. But pregnancy — especially high-risk pregnancy — is a team sport.  Think of it like being part of a championship football team. You, the expectant mother, are the quarterback. Your health care team is made up of skilled and… Read more »

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What Is Spina Bifida?

Spina bifida is a congenital birth defect that happens within the first few weeks of pregnancy as the tissue that will become the baby’s brain and spinal cord is developing. This tissue is called the neural tube. Spina bifida happens when the neural tube fails to develop or close properly, leaving the spinal cord and… Read more »

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5 Things You May Not Know About Fetal Surgery

Treatment for a high-risk pregnancy can range from close monitoring and regular checkups to more specialized interventions, including medication. In the most severe situations, your maternal-fetal medicine provider may recommend fetal surgery. Let’s take a closer look at fetal surgery, what it is and how commonly it’s used. We’ll then highlight five things you might… Read more »

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Story of Hope: Megan DuBose

Before ever meeting with Dr. Kevin Magee at Fetal Care Center Dallas, Megan DuBose wrote him a letter introducing herself and sharing her story. Looking back, Megan sees it as an act of desperation after years of medical trauma and heartbreak. But it was an act of hope, too.  “I just wanted to lay it… Read more »

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Newborn baby

What Is Bronchopulmonary Sequestration?

“We’ve discovered something abnormal on your ultrasound. It’s called bronchopulmonary sequestration.”  It’s something no expecting parents want to hear — and if they do, they’re likely reeling from the deluge of medical jargon, extra appointments and the seemingly endless swirl of unanswered questions.  If your baby has received the Bronchopulmonary Sequestration diagnosis, or you just want… Read more »

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