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Special Delivery Milestone Celebrated in Philadelphia

CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit, the first facility designed for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects, marks a milestone.

April 12, 2012
The Philadelphia Tribune Follows Family’s Fetal Surgery Story

Tiersa Cross wanted her daughter to have the best life possible, so she chose to undergo fetal surgery when she was just 24 weeks pregnant.

February 21, 2012
New Educational Video About Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

The CFDT’s educational video was created for both medical professionals and families coping with this difficult diagnosis.

October 19, 2011 Examines Role of Nurses in Treating Birth Defects

Nurses play an important role in the treatment of birth defects before birth, as detailed in landmark study looking at prenatal spina bifida surgery outcomes.

September 26, 2011
The Phila. Tribune Tells Family’s Sickle Cell Disease Story

Mom thankful for her son’s survival leads the charge to raise awareness and promote research for other kids with sickle cell disease

September 6, 2011
Dr. Adzick Honored With Community Service Award

Chai Lifeline awarded N. Scott Adzick, MD with its Community Service Award for his commitment to helping children with disabilities.

August 11, 2011
CHOP Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

International campaign aims to improve the health of babies worldwide by educating the public about the important benefits of breastfeeding.

August 8, 2011
Correcting Spina Bifida Before Birth: Mia’s Story

Diagnosed with spina bifida in utero, Mia wasn’t expected to walk. Thanks to prenatal surgery at CHOP, today she’s dancing.

August 4, 2011
CFDT Featured in NACHRI Publication

“All Children Need Children’s Hospitals” includes a story about fetal surgery breakthroughs at CHOP and features spina bifida patient.

July 22, 2011
NPR Visits CHOP, Highlights Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele

Reporters from NPR spent two days at CHOP to follow patients who have undergone fetal surgery for the most severe form of spina bifida.

July 12, 2011

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Spread the Word

1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect, many so rare that most people and even many physicians have never heard of them. Our Birth Defects Awareness and Advocacy Toolkit has helpful tips so you can join the cause and spread the word about birth defects and treatments available.