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Gynecology

Fetoscopic Treatment for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) | Natika's Story

After having an ultrasound at 21 weeks, it was suspected that Natika’s baby had a left side congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Her obstetrician referred Natika to the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, and after further scans, the diagnosis was confirmed by the team. At 28 weeks, a fetoscopic tracheal occlusion was performed successfully by the Fetal Therapy team. At 36 weeks, Natika’s water broke and William was born, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital OB team and the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center NICU team working hand-in-hand to continue care after delivery.