March 12, 2019
Beautiful family photos feature baby who had prenatal spina bifida surgery
Parker Trinkle was diagnosed with myelomeningocele, a form of spina bifida, in the womb. His parents opted for fetal surgery. EBU Photography was there with Parker’s family to capture them in beautiful newborn photographs that shared a little bit about their journey. The photographer posted:
I was lucky enough to take photos of sweet baby Parker and his family today! Parker has myelomeningocele the most common and severe form of spina bifida, a defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone. Open fetal surgery is a delicate surgical procedure where fetal surgeons open the uterus and close the opening in the baby’s back while they are still in the womb. Because spinal cord damage is progressive during gestation, prenatal repair of myelomeningocele may prevent further damage.
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