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Families Across U.S. Attend 15th Annual Fetal Family Reunion

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of hope.

July 6, 2011
Third Anniversary of the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

The first-of-its-kind delivery unit has delivered more than 750 babies diagnosed with birth defects before birth.

June 22, 2011
Fetal Surgery Continues to Advance

Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe the current state of the science.

June 22, 2011
New Textbook Offers Latest Expert Pediatric Surgery Techniques

Edited by Peter Mattei, MD, an attending general pediatric surgeon at CHOP, new resource highlights current techniques in pediatric surgery.

May 25, 2011
CHOP Fetal Surgery Team Featured in Advance for Nurses Story

Article highlights the role of nurses in national Management of Myelomeningocele Study, features CHOP nurses and leadership.

April 28, 2011
CBS 3 Story Raises Awareness of CDH

CHOP pediatric surgeon Holly Hedrick, MD and the family of CDH patient Peyton Laricks are interviewed about life-threatening birth defect.

March 31, 2011
CHOP Hosts International Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Conference

More than 300 international experts gathered in Philadelphia to discuss recent advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects.

March 16, 2011
Research Shows Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Performing fetal surgery for spina bifida can improve outcomes for children with this defect, according to research co-led by CHOP.

March 2, 2011
National News Covers Fetal Surgery Breakthrough

CHOP co-led a new landmark study showing that fetal surgery for spina bifida greatly improves outcomes for babies treated before birth.

February 9, 2011
Survival Rates for Children with HLHS are Improving

Research shows reconstructive surgery offers an excellent chance of survival in two-thirds of babies with this common form of congenital heart disease.

October 27, 2010

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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.