Spina Bifida Awareness month: Update on Berkley

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Read Meagan’s past blogs, My Mother’s Day Miracle: How Fetal Surgery For Spina Bifida Brought My Baby Daughter To Me and Where Are They Now: Berkley Continues To Defy The Odds.

For as long as I can remember October has always been my favorite month. In our family October is about birthdays, celebrations and the start of the holiday season. A time of light, love and family. Almost five years ago, October took on a new meaning for us. Looking back, five years ago this month, I remember being pregnant during my 23rd birthday celebration. As I blew out my candles that year my only wish, my only prayer, was for my unborn baby to be healthy. I think a part of me knew that wouldn’t be the case, and God was gently preparing my heart for the months and years to come.  Full Entry »

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We heard the term Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) for the first time…

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My husband and I were expecting our first born child. We had a baby shower and decorated the nursery. My OB insisted on a routine 32 week ultrasound. No one expected to find anything because the 20 week ultrasound was fine, but something was wrong. There were several possibilities, but it was the first time we heard the term Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Not knowing for sure, we were sent to a maternal-fetal medicine physician (MFM) in the nearest city for a better ultrasound. They confirmed it was CDH. Full Entry »

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“We are all connected at the heart.”

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A little background … My wife Rachel and I fell in love and dated long distance (Houston to Detroit) for just over a year before we got engaged. My love was so strong for her, the only thing that made sense was if my proposal took place in the center of a heart made by picture frames and pictures of our adventures together. Full Entry »

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Preparing for your high-risk delivery and newborn’s hospitalization class

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It’s natural to feel a massive wave of emotions after discovering you’re expecting a child! This is a wonderfully exciting time for you and your family, but we understand it can also feel overwhelming. While every family faces challenges, finding out your newborn may need to be hospitalized after birth can feel particularly stressful. To help families navigate this challenging experience, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women offers a preparatory course in high-risk deliveries and newborn hospitalization. Full Entry »

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Meet our physicians: Dr. Jennifer Bump

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At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we care for women and children from preconception, to long after the birth of the child. We are dedicated to obstetrics, gynecology and fetal intervention because we know to improve the health of children, we must start with mothers. To help you get to know our physicians better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.

Learn more about Dr. Bump, specialist in gynecologic and obstetric care, below: Full Entry »

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