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Fetal Care

  Patient Stories from the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute


 Twins Thriving After Life-saving Surgery

Twins Aidan and Adrian were diagnosed with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in the womb. This disorder often has a devastating outcome, but Teela Wells is the proud mother of two healthy babies.
Read Teela's story

Aidan and Adrian
growing strong 



Ali Davis at birth


First Birth at Cardinal Glennon a Success

A St. Louis mother and her newborn made history at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Jan. 22, 2010.  Ali Davis became the first baby ever delivered at Cardinal Glennon, when he was born at 8:59 a.m. Read Ali's story.

Life Threatening Cyst Removed from Airway of Unborn Baby

Doctors perform an EXIT procedure when there is a problem with a baby which will be life-threatening immediately after birth. Read more about our first EXIT procedure.


 Dr. Yang (center) and the fetal care team


Charlie during
a follow-up visit


First Fetal Care Patient Goes Home

One look at tiny Charlie Taylor is enough to confirm that this baby is at once both a miracle and spectacularly ordinary. 

Charlie and his mother, Molly Mueller of south St. Louis, were the first surgical patients of the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (FCI).  Charlie is a miracle because FCI surgeons used fetoscopic surgery to remove an amniotic band wrapped around his right leg in the womb. At the same time, he is ordinary because he now has the same chance to grow and play that is afforded to so many other children. Read more about Charlie.









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