Trinity’s story: Left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)

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My husband and I discovered we were having twins at our first ultrasound of our first pregnancy. After the initial shock, we were simply elated to receive such a blessing. It wasn’t until week 25 that we knew something was wrong. It was a flurry of doctor’s appointments and driving back and forth to Houston for the next several weeks. We read all the articles and editorials, but nothing really told us what to expect. Full Entry »

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TTTS: From South Carolina to Texas

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On Feb. 23, 2016 my husband and I were happy to learn we were expecting twins. This was the very first set of twins for both sides of our families. Full Entry »

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Our spina bifida and fetal surgery story: Part 2

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Read part 1 here.

I tried to put the surgery out of my mind and focus on the logistics of moving to Houston. And that did help somewhat, but as the days got closer, the more and more scared I got. Before I knew it, it was the morning of the surgery. Full Entry »

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Our spina bifida and fetal surgery story: Part 1

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It has been a very long road for my husband, Tony, and I to have children. After five years of unexplained infertility that included many tests, medications, fertility treatments, multiple rounds of IVF and, on top of that, two failed adoptions, we found out I was pregnant. We couldn’t believe it! It truly was a miracle.  Full Entry »

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Our story with a bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)

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When I became pregnant with our daughter last year, it was after one healthy pregnancy (our 2-year-old son) and three miscarriages. A few weeks into this pregnancy, some blood work showed a possible cause of the miscarriages and I started taking medicine for it. We made it past the usual time I’d miscarried previously, and we thought the fear for this pregnancy was behind us. Full Entry »

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