Fetal Care Center
When my baby was diagnosed with spina bifida, the Fetal Care Center at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer gave me hope. Working together like a symphony, they gave my unborn baby, Celeste, the best chance for a healthy future. It’s amazing they could perform surgery on a baby, still in the womb, and change her entire life. At a little over 32 weeks, Celeste entered the world and did everything a healthy baby was supposed to do. I feel very fortunate to have found this amazing team.
When my unborn baby was diagnosed with spina bifida, I was scared. After learning she was a candidate for in utero surgery, it didn’t take long to decide to go ahead with the procedure. Although Ava was born 10 weeks early, she was breathing on her own and wiggling her toes. The team at the Fetal Care Center took great care of me and my daughter. I am so thankful I was able to find such great care close to home.
My husband and I were so excited when I became pregnant with our first child. Then at 16 weeks, my AFP test results indicated a possible neural tube defect. Further tests showed that my baby daughter, Mia, had spina bifida. Doctors at the Fetal Care Center offered me the option of in utero surgery for better outcomes for my baby. I’ll never grow tired of thanking them for what they did. I look at Mia and she is perfect, and it’s because of them.
Everything seemed right on track when I was pregnant with my second child. Then during week 23, everything changed with an ultrasound scan. When the team at the Fetal Care Center suggested fetal surgery as an option to treat spina bifida — explaining both the benefits and risks — I said yes, that’s what I need to do. I’ve never had such great care as I did at the Fetal Care Center. Today, Parker is just like any other baby his age in so many ways.