Fetal in utero surgical interventions

In utero fetal surgery for structural anomalies that can interfere with organ development may allow normal development to take place and therefore improve perinatal outcome. However, there are a number of major factors that need to be considered before fetal surgery can be offered. First, appropriate patient selection is essential, the condition needs to have been detected early enough to intervene before irreversible damage has already occurred and the maternal risks of anaesthesia and surgery which may involve hysterotomy needs to be considered as well as the risks of preterm labour and fetal demise during the procedure. Finally, the evidence that the intervention is of benefit to the fetus needs to be discussed with the parents.

Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

Getting Back Into Shape After The Pregnancy

Once your pregnancy is over and done with, your baby is happily in your arms, and youre headed back home from the hospital, youll begin to realize that things have only just begun. Over the next few days, weeks, and months, youre going to increasingly notice that your entire life has changed in more ways than you could ever imagine.

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