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Midway through their pregnancy, Meredith and Joe Barnes of Champaign, Illinois received devastating news. At 18 weeks gestation, their daughter was diagnosed with a severe form of Spina Bifida known as myelomeningocele.
Baby Anna spent the first few weeks of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
Baby Grace is celebrating her first birthday. After a year of fear and uncertainty, her mom and dad say they're finally ready to exhale.
Lyndsey's babies suffered from Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome, which means the amniotic fluid was not evenly distributed between the babies - causing one baby to have dangerously high levels.
Baby Chasin was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had his first surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital when he was only a few days old, and the second just a few months after that.
Sara's twins shared an amniotic sack and were not receiving the same fluid levels. If not corrected, her babies risked heart failure or death.
Michelle’s doctors at the Fetal Care Center wanted her to carry Logan to full term, but also wanted to make sure she delivered where experts were on hand to manage his illness, double outlet right ventricle, immediately.
Baby Luke was born with a rare brain malformation called polymicrogyria. He was diagnosed before he was born, giving his family the opportunity to learn about the disorder, and be fully prepared to care for Luke after he arrived.
When Rebecca Hug visited her obstetrician on March 19 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, little did she know she would become a first-time parent two months earlier than expected. For her own recovery, Hug needed to remain hospitalized, but thanks to telemedicine family communication now available through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital NICU and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, she was able to stay connected to her son.
Noah’s condition was stable while in utero. It wasn’t until after he was born—when his circulation transitioned to his own heart and lungs—that his health would be in jeopardy.
Learning they were going to have twins was a pleasant surprise for Michelle and Joe McGrew. Learning those twins had a condition called Twin-Twin-Transfusion Syndrome was also a surprise that created a lot of anxiety throughout Michelle's pregnancy.