January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and Akron Children’s Hospital is spreading the word about how common birth defects are, the toll they can take on a child’s health and well-being, and how to prevent them. Facts Birth defects are conditions present at birth that may adversely affect an individual’s health by changing the body’s […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
At her 14 week checkup, Alicia and Brent Ford were excited to see how the newest member of their family was doing. The couple already had 5 children between them so they felt like they knew what to expect at the ultrasound. But, when the word ‘gastroschisis’ was used to describe their new baby’s condition, […]
In this video, Dr. Katherine Wolfe, director of the diabetes and pregnancy program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses what an expecting mother can do to ensure a safe pregnancy for her and her child, as well as what to do if the pregnancy itself induces a typically temporary form of this disease.
While undergoing prenatal screens and tests is a personal choice, moms who receive an abnormal ultrasound finding or are of advanced maternal age may want to consider looking into these procedures.
After a brief tour of Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, mom-to-be Megan Postak turned to her husband, Mark, and said, “These nurses know what they are doing so I can go home and sleep.”