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Through the journeys we've shared with patients and families, we understand that reassurance and support can come from stories shared by families in similar situations. Here are stories of Cincinnati Fetal Center patients and their families that we hope will help and inspire others.
Sara Manucy was diagnosed with twin-twin transfusion syndrome / TTTS when she was 25 weeks pregnant. A few short days later she underwent fetoscopic surgery that saved all three of her babies’ lives.
> READ THE MANUCYS' STORY
Faith Boyette (right) cuddles up to twin sister Grace. Without fetal surgery while they were in utero, both twins likely would not have survived.
>READ GRACE AND FAITH'S STORY
A difficult decision about prenatal surgery for William was made easier with compassion and honesty from the Wolff family's care team.
>READ WILLIAM'S STORY
Will had a cervical teratoma in utero that grew around his neck and compromised the function of his airway. Now 2, he is an active toddler.
A large lung mass in utero – called a CPAM – threatened to restrict Ruthie's heart and lung function.
> READ RUTHIE'S STORY
Baby Kristina underwent fetal surgery for a tumor removal, then was placed back into her mother's womb until her delivery six weeks later.
> READ KRISTINA'S STORY
A complication was discovered during Beth Livingston's 20-week ultrasound. She was referred to the Fetal Center where her baby was diagnosed with bladder outlet obstruction.
> READ MAX'S STORY
An ultrasound when Anne was 32 weeks pregnant revealed something was wrong: Her unborn son had a blockage in his intestines. Nicholas would require surgery the day after he was born.
> READ NICHOLAS' STORY
Read more stories of inspiration from Cincinnati Children's patients and their families.
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