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At Children's Hospital Colorado, we work to improve the health of moms and babies in our care, but also to create maternal fetal provider resources to advance the field across the country and beyond.
When pregnancies don't go according to plan, our maternal fetal medicine experts are here to provide expertise and guidance. In the videos below our providers discuss high-level care for specific conditions that you might not see on a consistent basis.
Approximately one in 3,000 pregnancies are affected by a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a fetal abnormality where the fetus' abdominal contents herniate into the thorax, resulting in pulmonary hyperplasia and pulmonary hypertension.
In this video, Michael Zaretsky, MD, Medical Director of the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children's Colorado, outlines CDH diagnosis guidelines, such as the measures maternal fetal medicine specialists should take in evaluating and making a CDH diagnosis. Dr. Zaretsky also discusses CDH treatment protocol for certain symptoms and situations.