Segments in this Video

Post-Surgery Condition (03:10)


Every year, 500 families come to the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment for potential fetal surgery. Howell describes the evaluation process for candidacy. Lesly holds her infant for the first time.

Complications due to Oral Tumor (04:04)

Dr. Javja expresses optimism in removing the rest of the teratoma in baby Lilly's mouth. Dr. Hedrick explains the complexity of Lilly's condition.

MRI Progress Results (06:01)

Bobby and Shelly return for a repeat MRI to find out if they are candidates for fetal surgery.

Consenting Process (05:30)

Dr. Moldenhauer explains the extent of relocation and preparation for fetal surgery. Shelly and Bobby go through the consenting process.

Preparing for Surgery (03:35)

Meet Dr. Moldenhauer's family. Shelly and the surgical team prepare for surgery.

Fetal Surgery (05:10)

Dr. Moldenhauer and Dr. Adzick perform fetal surgery on Shelly's baby, who has spina bifida. Dr. Adzick narrates the procedure.

Meet Brion and Tina (03:28)

A couple learned that their twin babies suffered from twin transfusion syndrome. Look inside the womb with a special camera.

Fetal Surgery Evaluation (06:13)

Doctors offer a selective laser photocoagulation therapy for twin transfusion syndrome. Tina goes through a life altering ultrasound.

Teratoma Removal Surgery (06:36)

Baby Lilly undergoes surgery to remove the remaining teratomas from her mouth. Dr. Javja narrates during the operation.

Humanity in the Hospital (03:38)

Dr. Moldenhauer discusses the need to compartmentalize responsibilities. Lesly describes her daily routine and the stress of having an infant in intensive care.

Prolonging Pregnancy (03:33)

Shelly explains life after fetal surgery. Her goal is to stay pregnant as long as possible. The family feels the weight of the situation.

Credits: Twice Born: Part 2—Stories from the Special Delivery Unit (00:37)

Credits: Twice Born: Part 2—Stories from the Special Delivery Unit

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Twice Born: Part 2—Stories from the Special Delivery Unit

Part of the Series : Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit
3-Year Streaming Price: $169.95



This three-part miniseries steps inside the groundbreaking medical frontier of fetal surgery with an intimate look at the Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. With exclusive access to this elite unit, the film captures rarely-seen, real-time footage of fetal operations. Meet expecting parents as they face difficult decisions. Should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with prenatal surgery, even if it means they might lose their child? Distributed by PBS Distribution

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: BVL111637

Copyright date: ©2015

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