Fetal Spina Bifida patient education

Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

The animated feature provides families with comprehensive, objective information about the etiology and natural history of spina bifida, an extensive breakdown of the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS Trial) and a step-by-step guide through the comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and consultation process followed by a detailed look at the fetal surgery patient experience.

Doctors at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston were the first in Texas to conduct fetal surgery for spina bifida.

Based on the MOMS clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, fetal surgery for spina bifida is now considered an alternative option for patients and families. Doctors at Children’s Memorial Hermann were the first in Texas to conduct fetal surgery for spina bifida. However, the MOMS trial only discusses statistics. Many parents want specifics. The video and these FAQs are intended to help answer some of these questions.

For more information about the Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, please vist http://childrens.memorialhermann.org/the-fetal-center/

Amerra helped us develop a visual education module that enabled our patients to understand this complicated condition for their baby, and alleviate many concerns and questions that otherwise are very hard to communicate to families going thru this process.

Dr. Kuojen TsaoPediatric Surgeon