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.
If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. Diagnosed in utero with Ebstein anomaly, August’s was able to beat the odds thanks to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.
If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. But just weeks before he was born, August had already been on quite the medical journey.
Cuando Saida llevó a su hijo Joshua a Children’s Minnesota, pensó que solo tenía un fuerte caso de gripe. Sin embargo, nunca se imaginó que la situación se iba a convertir en algo que ningún padre desearía que ocurriera. Poco después de ingresar al hospital, Saida recibió la noticia de que su hijo de siete años iba a necesitar un nuevo corazón.
The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, is participating in a large multicenter National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study targeting improved surveillance and care for pregnant women with anti-SSA/Ro antibodies who are at risk for fetal heart block.
We met Declyn in December 2019 when he was 16 months old. When Declyn’s mom was still pregnant, she found out that she would need to undergo fetal surgery at only 24 weeks in order to repair an opening in Declyn’s spine. Now, Declyn is 3 years old and his smile lights up a room. Let's catch up!
Pregnancy is an exciting and anxious time for many. When Trina and Bak Bak found out they were expecting, they took it one day at a time and approached it with their usual easy-going demeanor, even in the midst of a pandemic.