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December 03, 2019 | Kestly Tinklepaugh

In the fall of 1994, Kestly Tinklepaugh underwent her first heart surgery at Texas Children’s Heart Center. Her next heart surgery was an open heart preformed almost 2 years later. Throughout her life, she was seen by pediatric cardiologists and adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cardiologists. Twenty-three years after her first heart surgery, she delivered her very own son, Alden, while still receiving treatment for her congenital heart defects. Here's a snippet of her journey from pediatric patient, to...

November 20, 2019 | Sheena Muse, Sorian's Mother

Photo courtesy of Sheena Muse 

Sorian Garrison is the embodiment of a fashionista. Some of her favorite activities include: applying make-up, playing dress up, getting her nails done and picking the perfect accessory to complement her outfit. She also loves to read and reminds everyone that she is the Princess of the house.

Sorian’s parents, Sheena and Brian Garrison, are especially thankful for their vibrant daughter who gets to celebrate her 7th birthday today because she received a life-changing surgery while she was still in the womb.

“I was about 19 weeks pregnant and needed to get some blood work done. I honestly did not want to get the...

November 06, 2019 | Amy Mehollin-Ray, MD

Photo: Getty Images

fetal MRI is a specialized imaging test that may be helpful in evaluating your fetus for congenital anomalies and associated complications. You may have had an ultrasound which detected an abnormality, or perhaps genetic testing revealed an increased risk for a syndrome. At Texas Children's ...

November 05, 2019 | Francisco J. Orejuela, MD

Estimates show 25% of women are affected by pelvic floor disorders. In the United Statas alone, doctors perform over 300,000 surgeries each year to correct pelvic floor problems. These numbers may be even larger because many women suffer in silence, never discussing it with their doctor. However, help is available. By recognizing the risks and warning signs, and taking appropriate action, pelvic floor disorders can be corrected and possibly avoided all together.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles located at the base of the pelvis. These muscles support the pelvis structure and separate the inside of the...

October 29, 2019 | Rachel and Meryl Abbott

We have the privilege of delivering over 5000 babies each year, with each family having a unique, sometimes funny, sometimes quirky, other times eventful backstory. Share your moment is a series where we document the stories of families who have gratefully given us a snapshot into their first tender, real and raw moments of parenthood.

Rachel’s story

“Omg! That’s amazing and they’ll grow up as best friends!” All of our family and friends flipped out when they learned that my sister-in-law, Meryl Hawk, and I were expecting babies within a week of each other, and that we even shared the same OB-GYN at the very same hospital, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. “Wow!” Everyone said it sounded like a scene out of a movie, like in Father of the Bride 2, where the mother and daughter go into labor at the same time and share the same delivery room. Only time would tell!

Throughout the frozen yogurt and sweet potato fries cravings of our pregnancies, the joy of giving each other’...

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