Mom Turns to The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health to Save Her Unborn Twins

June 27, 2019

When Theodora was three months pregnant with twin girls, an obstetrician noticed a mass on one of the baby girl's neck during an ultrasound.

It turned out to be a teratoma tumor, which is not cancerous but is fast growing and could potentially press on the baby’s airway, making it difficult —and potentially impossible — for her to breathe once she was born. The complication could have also affected Jenessa’s twin sister’s health since the two shared a placenta.

That's when Theodora found answers and hope with The Chicago Insitute for Fetal Health and world-renown fetal surgeon, Dr. Aimen Shaaban. Watch more from WGN News.