Answering questions about high-risk pregnancies, fetal diagnosis & fetal treatment

While a pregnancy can bring so much joy and happiness for a mother-to-be, it can quickly feel overwhelming when it’s determined to be a high-risk pregnancy, or when the fetus has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition.

I recently had the opportunity, along with my colleague Meredith Cruz, MD, to participate in a Continue reading →

Born without a trachea, baby’s life saved by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Thomas in the arms of his mom at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Thomas in the arms of his mom at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Never before in the United States has a baby survived when born without a trachea, otherwise known as the windpipe. That changed earlier this year when a team of doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital saved the life of baby Continue reading →

No nasal spray this year, but getting the flu vaccine is still important

No nasal spray this year, but getting the flu vaccine is still importantYou might have heard by now that getting flu vaccinations for your kids is a little different this year. Back in June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended against using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist)  because it hasn’t been very effective in the past and isn’t Continue reading →

Healthy weight management: How to help children be the healthiest they can be

Healthy weight management: How to help children be the healthiest they can beWeight. You (and your child) probably hear about it at home, school, and so very often in the media. With the rise in the overweight population and obesity, there are many prevention and intervention programs to help us lose extra pounds, along with an entire industry of products aimed at Continue reading →