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Santiago’s fetal spina bifida repair procedure, the 100th performed at the Midwest Fetal Care Center

Baby Santiago’s delicate in-utero spina bifida repair procedure was the 100th performed at the Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota.

Zay undergoes fetal surgery to repair severe spina bifida before his birth

Zay’s family traveled more than 1,100 miles to undergo a delicate surgery to repair his severe spina bifida before his birth. Learn how his parents worked hard to put their baby on the road to recovery with a state-of-the-art fetal procedure.

Why learning and gathering your family’s heart health history is important

Most of us understand the importance of knowing our family medical history, but how many of us take the steps to gather our family’s health history? Let’s talk about screening during pregnancy and the different heart conditions that can be passed down.

Shukri Jumale named Notable Emerging Leader by Twin Cities Business

Shukri is program manager of Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. She is being recognized for her role in MWFCC’s fetal equity project, which aims to ensure all communities have access to the expert care MWFCC provides unborn babies with complex medical conditions.

Baby Hallie thrives after surviving high-risk birth defect

Baby Hallie’s care journey started before she was born, and includes surgery to repair a rare abdominal wall defect when she was a few days old.

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota help Lillian navigate a complex medical journey and fetal spinal surgery

Lillian Puls’ complex medical journey would be considered a long road for a kid of any age – let alone someone who is not even 2 years old.

Thirteen surgeries in 13 months was just the beginning: Carter’s journey with hydrocephalus

Just one day after Carter entered the world, his care team performed what would be the first of 13 surgeries during the first 13 months of his young life. One operation was the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota.

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Early diagnosis and care

Understanding the critical importance of a timely Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome diagnosis

Children’s Minnesota patient family participates in Family Advocacy Day

Alexa and her family were one of several families cared for at different children’s hospitals across the country chosen to participate in the Children’s Hospital Association’s (CHA) Family Advocacy Day 2023.

Beating the odds and navigating the unknowns: baby Aria’s story

Baby Aria's parents learned their unborn child had a rare combination of medical diagnoses which she overcame with the help of a multi-disciplinary care team at Children's Minnesota and the Midwest Fetal Care Center.