Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: Lillian Jane’s CDH Story, Prenatal Diagnosis to Home

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia cares for more babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia than any hospital in the world. This video follows Laura, Nick and their daughter, Lillian Jane, on their journey from prenatal diagnosis of CDH, care at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment — including pregnancy management, CDH labor and delivery, and postnatal surgery — to discharge home. In this video:

- What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia? 2:09
- Evaluation, diagnosis and delivery planning for CDH baby 2:43
- CDH care requires an experienced, multidisciplinary team 4:50
- Delivery and immediate stabilization after birth 5:30
- Experience with ECMO 7:11
- Getting strong enough for surgery 7:40
- How do you fix CDH? Surgical repair of the diaphragm 9:27
- Recovery in the NICU and discharge home 10:35
- Commitment to helping families 11:30

Topics Covered: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Related Centers and Programs: Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit


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