PBS Documentary Series "Twice Born" Features Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

In spring 2015, a gripping, three-part documentary series called “TWICE BORN: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit,” aired on PBS, offering the first-ever look inside the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and its unique Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.

Exciting Update! On Sept. 21, 2016, at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded PBS with an OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING Emmy for Twice Born!

All three full episodes are available on Amazon. You can also order a DVD of the complete series.

Watch a short preview of the series:

  • Witness never-before-televised footage of groundbreaking fetal surgery.
  • Hear the awe-inspiring stories of families who have come to the Hospital in search of help not available elsewhere.
  • Meet the medical team that defied skeptics to pioneer the field of fetal medicine and offer families hope.

Learn more about the topics covered in the documentary

Meet some of our experts featured in this series

How you can help

Philanthropic donations power every lifesaving treatment and breakthrough discovery at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. By donating to CHOP, you will ensure the best possible outcomes for both mother and baby. You’ll also become our partner in making the extraordinary advances that will save the lives of countless babies. Learn more about the ways you and/or your organization can support these efforts.


If you are a member of the media interested in speaking with anyone involved in the documentary, please contact Ashley Moore, Public Relations Specialist, at moorea1@email.chop.edu or 267-426-6071

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