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.
Understanding the critical importance of a timely Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome diagnosis
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.
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.
At their 20-week ultrasound, Hannah and Josh learned their unborn daughter had an extremely rare cardiac tumor called a pericardial teratoma, which can grow to compress her tiny heart and result in cardiac failure Their baby Harriet’s chance of survival was less than 40 percent. From 2000-2020, only 55 fetal pericardial teratomas were reported worldwide.
Baby Stella makes history: becomes first in Minnesota to undergo groundbreaking fetal spina bifida procedure
Baby Stella made Minnesota medical history after undergoing a new procedure for spina bifida.
Peyton has undergone six surgeries. And that was only in the first year of her life. Peyton was born with multiple congenital heart defects (CHD). Her parents Rachel and Ben got the diagnosis at the 20-week ultrasound. It quickly turned their excitement about having their first child into worry.
Michaela and Nic were excited to welcome their first baby, Xander. The pregnancy was going smoothly until a growth scan at 32 weeks. Only a week before Christmas, Michaela was told her baby was in heart failure and she needed to get to a hospital that provided expert fetal and neonatal he needed.
Star Gala inspires donations to support life-saving critical resources for Children’s Minnesota neonatology program
After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, generous donors returned for one of the most impactful philanthropic events in the Twin Cities – the Children’s Minnesota Star Gala. The 30th annual Star Gala benefited the Children’s Minnesota neonatology program, which cares for more newborns than any other program in the region.
Mycaela Scalzo and Donovan Martin, parents of one with another on the way, were going to their 20-week ultrasound appointment with the typical feelings of anxiousness and excitement parents have. During this appointment, the baby’s size, organs and overall health are checked. But Mycaela and Donovan’s excitement soon turned to fear. During the check-up, an unknown mass was found on their baby’s face. The provider suspected it was oral teratoma – a noncancerous but still potentially dangerous tumor that could block the baby’s airway, create feeding issues and more.