High-Risk Pregnancy

A complex or high-risk pregnancy may bring with it challenges before, during or after delivery. Finding the source of the problem is a crucial component of treating a fetal condition early and comprehensively.

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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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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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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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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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