Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit Patient Stories
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Given’s Story: Prenatal Care and Postnatal Surgery for Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
When Given’s parents learned their unborn baby had a sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), a tumor on the tailbone, they sought help and hope at CHOP.
Lyra’s Story: Celebrating the 5,000th Baby Born in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit
After learning their unborn daughter’s life was at risk from a tumor growing on her tailbone, Lyra’s parents found hope in the SCT experts at CHOP.
Treatment for Congenital Hypothyroidism Before Birth: Jane’s Story
When a 20-week-old fetus was diagnosed with a large goiter, CHOP experts offered a novel solution – regular infusions of thyroid hormone into the umbilical cord.
Asher’s Story: Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Asher came to CHOP for a fetal surgery procedure called FETO to treat his severe CDH before he was born, giving him the best chance to survive and thrive.
Twin-twin Transfusion Syndrome: Josephine and Athena’s Story
When their twins were diagnosed prenatally with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a New Jersey couple found hope at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treatment Before Birth: Hendrix’s Story
When their unborn baby was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), Alyssa and Louis turned to CHOP for treatment before and after birth.
The Story of Addy and Lily: Birth and Separation of Conjoined Twins
It took an incredible team effort by experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to separate conjoined twins and get them home to Chicago for Christmas.
Omphalocele Discovered During Pregnancy: Grace’s Story
At CHOP, when pediatric surgeons perform postnatal repair of omphalocele, a child’s health and quality of life are both top of mind.
Maxwell’s Story: Postnatal Repair and Care for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Chris and Jolin traveled from their home in Pensacola, Florida to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to give their son, Max, access to world-class CDH care.
Thomas’s Story: Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Surgical Repair of Encephalocele
One family shares their experience for parents who learn their child has a severe diagnosis before birth