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St. Louis Children's Ranks No. 1 Among Missouri Children's Hospitals

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

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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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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...