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Tiny Miracles: Life-Saving Surgery Within A Mother’s Womb

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In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine, you’ll witness the real life challenges expecting parents and their physicians confront when a pregnancy crisis hits. Watch as doctors try to save an 18-week-old fetus by operating on his bladder – while he’s still inside his mother’s womb. Will this rare and risky surgery allow this baby to reach his birthday?

Plus, you’ll meet baby Alijah and baby Emma, who also undergo innovative, life-saving surgeries in utero. How will UHealth pediatricians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit turn these tiny babies into small miracles?


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