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Pulaski mom has surgery to help fetus diagnosed with birth defect

9:30 AM, May 18, 2013
Pulaski mother faces unfamiliar expectation with b...
Pulaski mother faces unfamiliar expectation with b...: In an effort to prevent or lessen complications of spina bifida , Patty Stepien and the baby she is carrying underwent a cutting-edge surgery last month at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.
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Like most parents, Patty and Justin Stepien want their unborn daughter to have the best life possible.

So to make that happen, the mother-to-be underwent a cutting-edge surgery last month at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute - and so did the baby she is carrying.

The fetus has been diagnosed with Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida where the back bones do not close over the spinal cord. The birth defect can lead to problems walking, difficulty controlling the bowels and bladder, and brain damage. ...

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