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Medical Animation: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

During pregnancy, the fetus receives all the nutrients it needs to grow and develop through the placenta. If a woman ...

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Medical Animation: Breastfeeding

The outer breast consists of a nipple and areola. The tip of the nipple contains several hole openings allowing for ...

Patient Stories

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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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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Medical Animation: Cesarean Delivery

Not every woman undergoes a traditional vaginal delivery with the birth of her child. Under conditions of fetal or maternal ...

News

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 ...

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St. Louis Children's Hospital Newborn Medicine Program Nationally Ranked

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among America’s Best Children’s ...

Departments

Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc. to Provide Pediatric and Neonatology Services at Memorial

On April 1, pediatricians with Washington University Physicians in Illinois and St. Louis Children’s Hospital began providing coverage in Memorial’s ...