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Recent News

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
Even the Sickest Babies Benefit From Breastfeeding

Nurses lead patient education program for mothers of newborns.

October 27, 2010
All-in-for-Kids Poker Tournament Raises More than 900K for CHOP

Proceeds support live-saving treatments pioneered at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

October 25, 2010
Popular Science Magazine Features CHOP Fetal Therapy

“Fetus healer” listed as one of the 10 best jobs of the future in story quoting CFDT Executive Director Lori Howell, MS, RN.

September 21, 2010
FOX 29 Marks 500 Special Deliveries at CHOP

In the two years since its opening in 2008, CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit has delivered more than 500 babies.

August 27, 2010
FOX 29 Introduces CHOP Family Delivered in SDU

Eva Forsythe was born in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit, the first birthing unit created for mothers carrying babies with birth defects.

April 21, 2010

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Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media interested in talking with experts or patients from The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, please contact Ashley Moore in the CHOP Public Relations Department: email or call 267-426-6071 (office) or 215-630-4683 (mobile).

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.