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

Watch the video as St. Louis Children's Hospital explains how nutrients are carried in and out of the placenta. Learn ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus

Watch the video as St. Louis Children's Hospital explains the two structures that develop in the prenatal heart that allow ...

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Perinatal Behavioral Health Service Provides Support for Heart Patients’ Families

St. Louis Children's Hospital discusses how they provide support to families with for newborn heart patient's families. Learn more. ...

Patient Stories

Jackson’s Story: Intervention Before Birth Delivers a Chance

Read more about Jackson's fight against large congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and his experience with St. Louis Children's Hospital ...

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Medical Animation: Prenatal Heart Circulation

The heart and circulatory system of a fetus begin to form soon after conception. By the end of the fifth ...

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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 ...

Patient Stories

Providing Hope Through a Continuum of Care

St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers patients and families medical and emotional support. ...

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Medical Animation: Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present ...

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Medical Animation: Fetal Development

St. Louis Children's Hospital explains how the fetus develops in the mother's womb and how the mother gives birth to ...