Perinatal Institute

  • Patient Stories

    Patients and Families Share Their Experiences

    The Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s is changing the outcomes for our patients and their families. As part of our belief in the compassionate, respectful family-centered care of every patient and family, we understand that the best reassurance and support for our families comes from stories shared by others in similar situations.

    Read Robby's story.

    Robby Dumford was born with a life-threatening condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Because of his fighting spirit and the comprehensive CDH care at Cincinnati Children’s, Robby survived. But he still faces huge challenges, and his care team will be with him every step of the way.

    Read Robby's story.

    Read Mia's story.

    Mia was born 12 weeks early. In her fragile state, Mia developed necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating and often deadly bowel disease that strikes premature infants. She was transferred to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), part of the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s, and had life-saving surgery.

    Read Mia's story.

    Families and doctors discuss what makes care for babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) superior at Cincinnati Children's.