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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Placental Blood Supply and Capillary Exchange

Within the umbilical cord, the umbilical vein carries oxygen and nutrients from the placenta to the fetus. The umbilical arteries ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus

As in an adult heart, the prenatal heart develops four chambers and four valves. But because the fetal lungs will ...

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Jackson’s Story: Intervention Before Birth Delivers a Chance

In January 2019, Micole Hopke and her husband, Patrick, went for what they assumed would be a routine checkup of ...

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Infant Making Great Strides After In-Womb Surgery for Spina Bifida

Jackson underwent surgery before birth to repair his spina bifida. At four-months old, this little guy is make some great ...

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Providing Hope Through a Continuum of Care

St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers patients and families medical and emotional support “It felt like the ...

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Medical Animation: Fetal Development

Pregnancy and delivery involve the entire female reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina. After an egg ...

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Robot Could be Key to Decreasing Maternal Deaths in St. Louis Area

A "mom" robot is being used by Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital to train their staff as well ...

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St. Louis Doctors Change Antibiotic Treatment Tactics for Premature Infants to Curb Drug Resistance

In the newborn intensive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, physicians and pharmacists are looking at treating babies with ...

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The Benefits of Multidisciplinary Follow-Up for CDH

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs in about one of every 3,000 live births. At six ...