Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Q&A

Dr. Jena Miller provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

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Questions Asked:

1. What is a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia? (0:09)
2. At what stage of pregnancy is CDH usually diagnosed? (0:29)
3. How common is it for a baby to have CDH? (0:46)
4. How is CDH typically treated? (1:03)
5. What happens if it goes untreated? (1:27)
6. What is the name of the procedure to treat CDH before birth? (2:03)
7. What are the risks of this procedure for mother and baby? (2:40)
8. What can a mother expect after this procedure? (3:08)
9. Is there any special follow-up or monitoring required during the pregnancy? (3:36)
10. What special accommodations are needed for the delivery? (4:10)
11. After delivery, what follow-up or additional treatment will the baby need? (4:53)
12. Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of CDH? (5:28)
13. How do outcomes compare to other centers nationally? (6:32)
14. How can a physician refer a patient? (6:58)


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Jena Miller, MD

Jena Miller, MD

Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy

Dr. Jena Miller is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her areas of clinical expertise include fetal interventions for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and treatment of other complications ...

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