Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit Resources
Watch this video tour to learn what to expect at your first appointment with the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.
Learn what to expect when you deliver a baby at CHOP's Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home-away-from-home" for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has rooms available for patient families as well as mothers undergoing fetal surgery or delivering in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit.
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home-away-from-home" for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has rooms available for patient families as well as mothers undergoing fetal surgery or delivering in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit.
For Parents and Caregivers
Here are some common questions parents have when they think about holding their baby in intensive care. Your care team is here to support you ever step of the way.
Fast Facts about Birth Defects
Get the facts about fetal surgery then share this infographic with your friends and family to help raise awareness of the ways babies can be treated for serious and life-threatening conditions even before they’re born.
Patient Family Education
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helps those who have given birth track pain medicine, pumping and meals.
Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully.
This book provides information on how to get started with breastfeeding, including tips for latching on, increasing your milk supply, breastfeeding in absentia, breast pumps and more.
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding — how to get ready before the baby arrives, how to involve fathers and siblings, the best diet and foods for mom, and more.
Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from this book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information.
The Jill & Mark Fishman Center for Families, located on the first floor of the Main Hospital, provides families with a welcoming space as well as assistance with housing, transportation and local resources.
Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
This selection of books can help with many common feelings and emotions that parents and partners might feel before and after a new baby is born.
In this episode of the Primary Care Perspectives podcast series, David Levine, MD, pediatrician and board member, Postpartum Support International, discusses perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in dads, partners, and adoptive parents.
The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization that promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy and community awareness.
This book is for children ages 2-10 whose mother is on pregnancy bed rest. It will help children better understand, be less fearful and realize there is an end to the bed rest experience.
Women undergoing bed rest during pregnancy will benefit from the insight McCann gained as she successfully endured both an at-home as well as extended hospital bed rest.
About.com offers free online childbirth classes that include a comprehensive discussion of labor and birth from a certified childbirth educator and RN.
Medline Plus' Pregnancy website offers late-breaking news, health advice, pregnancy anatomy and physiology, prenatal nutrition, and much more.
Sidelines is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to women who are on bed rest during pregnancy.
This book includes information on how to prepare for labor; epidurals and other medications for labor; cesarean birth, breastfeeding and newborn care and much more.
Amy E. Tracy shares her experiences ─ and those of many others ─ to help you and your family not only survive but thrive during your pregnancy.
Baby and childcare experts, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth in this comprehensive guide.
When Pregnancy Isn't Perfect is a companion, adviser and lifeline for the thousands of women who face the prospect of a problem pregnancy.
Support and Education Groups
Mama Care combines prenatal care, education and social support into one group program for mothers giving birth in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Online support groups are a safe avenue to find therapeutic support for the symptoms of anxiety, depression and social isolation from the comfort of home.
Watch a video capturing highlights from the 2022 Fetal Family Reunion at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Celebrating the 5,000th delivery in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.
This video follows one family’s journey from prenatal diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) through delivery and CDH surgery to discharge home.
Watch this video to learn about advances in CDH care pioneered by CHOP since 1995 and how we continue to push treatment to new frontiers and improve the life course for children.
Watch this video about CHOP's Special Delivery Unit, the first birthing unit of its kind for families expecting babies with a prenatally diagnosed birth defect.
Families who faced the diagnosis of a birth defect join clinicians in sharing what makes the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment the best place for prenatal diagnosis, fetal care and fetal surgery.
Watch a video capturing highlights from the 2023 Fetal Family Reunion at the Philadelphia Zoo.
This video about fetal surgery for spina bifida explains spina bifida treatment options, the benefits of spina bifida surgery before birth and more.
Watch highlights from the 10th birthday celebration of the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A video with illustrations explains the intricate steps involved in performing spina bifida surgery before birth and the expert fetal surgery team involved.
Find comprehensive breastfeeding information, online forums and support groups, FAQs, conferences, an international online store, and more.
March of Dimes is an international organization that works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality and to support expectant and new parents.