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The importance of pediatric dental health

Baby teeth are more important than you think! Follow these simple dental hygiene guidelines to give your children the best start at a healthy smile for life!

Meet Shelby

Born at 23 weeks and 5 days old, Shelby spent 10 out of her first 12 months of life in the hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries and life-saving procedures. See Shelby's amazing development today.

Meet Maisy

The Martindale family was thrown into a world of special medical needs when their second child was born with a severe disability. See how Maisy is thriving today thanks to medical assistance and Children's Minnesota.

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Meet the Stark Family: William Today

See William's progress today after doctors at the Midwest Fetal Care Center give him a new opportunity to thrive.

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Finding courage and heart: Ben’s story

Ben Barrick was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in utero. His mom shares how their world changed when she found out her son would be born with a congenital heart defect and how she found the strength to get through it.

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Meet the Stark Family: William’s Surgery

Doctors at the Midwest Fetal Care Center diagnosed William with a congenital lung condition that if left untreated, may cause future complications.

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Meet the Stark Family

A routine 20-week ultrasound revealed more than this Minneapolis couple's baby's gender.

Owen leaning against fence

Owen’s heart thrives despite congenital diagnosis

A congenital heart defect diagnosis won't slow Owen down.

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Midwest Fetal Care Center physician explains open fetal surgery

Dr. Lillegard explains more about the new open fetal surgery program and the Midwest Fetal Care Center’s service

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Baby Clara hasn’t let spina bifida slow down her amazing development

A new fetal surgery gives Clara an opportunity to thrive.