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July 29, 2021 | Caitlin Sutton, MD

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In early July, my husband and I welcomed our second child to the world after a happy and healthy delivery at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women®. From the moment we laid eyes on Hope, we fell in love with her. Our 2-year-old son Lucas was as excited as we were to meet the newest addition to our family and I can’t wait for our extended family to meet our daughter.

It took almost two years for us to conceive our second child. After undergoing a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF), I found out I was pregnant last November. It happened during the height of the pandemic when COVID-19 vaccines were still...

July 09, 2021 | Bobbi Johnson

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When Bobbi Johnson found out she was pregnant, she was thrilled about one day becoming a mother. Then, 12 weeks into her first pregnancy, her excitement abruptly came to a stop when she suffered an unexpected miscarriage. Coping with the sudden loss of her baby was physically and emotionally difficult for her and her family. Despite her grief and sadness, several months passed by before Bobbi’s painful ordeal was replaced with a glimmer of hope. In Sept. 2020, she found out she was expecting again.

“While I was so excited about my second chance at motherhood, I was filled with anxiety, too,” Bobbi said. “If something...

June 30, 2021 | Kelsey Muegge

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Last May, Kelsey and Clay Muegge, found out they were expecting their second baby and couldn’t wait to become a family of four in Jan. 2021. The thought of their two girls running around and playing together was so exciting, and with so much going on in the world at the time, this was the couple’s silver lining.

“Everything was going well with my pregnancy until our daughter’s 20-week anatomy scan,” Kelsey said. “Our routine ultrasound turned into an unforgettable and heartbreaking appointment when we got the suspected diagnosis of spina bifida for our baby girl. I’ll never forget...

June 15, 2021 | Althea Canezaro

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Seven years ago when Althea Canezaro found out she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Bryan, were thrilled to be parents again. But, at 21 weeks pregnant, Althea’s routine ultrasound revealed something the couple didn’t expect – their son, Grayson, had spina bifida. Althea’s physicians in Baton Rouge immediately referred her to Texas Children’s Fetal Center® where the Canezaros met with Texas Children’s OB/GYN-in Chief Dr. Michael Belfort and pediatric neurosurgeon...

May 10, 2021 | Natika Elam

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Even in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Natika Elam looked forward to so many exciting things in 2020. Last summer, she got married to the love of her life, and then a few months later, she and her husband, Alex, welcomed identical twin daughters, Avery Sofia and Blake Alexandra, into their family.

“Our girls are so precious,” Natika said. “They are 6-months old now, and they’re doing great. Avery is 14 pounds and Blake, our little peanut, is just over 13 pounds but definitely trying to catch up to her sister. While my pregnancy had a few ups and downs, we’re so blessed to see our babies thriving and growing...

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