Fixing Him and Her: Fetal Therapy?

The most common question about prenatal diagnosis is: which disorders can be fixed? And so far fetal therapy successes have been fodder for CNN news stories rather than something we are able to really offer patients. Severing connections between twins so one doesn't hog all the placental blood flow is probably the most common form of fetal therapy in a general obstetrical practice. However, other therapies are creeping their way into general medicine and will likely become standard therapy. If you are diagnosed with a fetal abnormality in pregnancy you may want to consider signing up for one of these trials. For more information you can go to http://www.naftnet.org/

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