Patient Stories for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Expert care saves mother and baby during pregnancy emergency

At 23 weeks Ivy needed an emergency C-section, and our high-risk pregnancy experts were ready to deliver her baby and save her life.

Parent Blog: Stacey Regennitter

Regennitter fraternal quadruplets, photo
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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Noelle, Jakob, Jarred and Rebeckah were born at 30 weeks gestation and are now 14 years old.

Preeclampsia forced Kelli to fight for her life

During her third trimester, Kelli Carlson was not feeling well. Her physician told her that her symptoms were a normal part of pregnancy, but it turned out they were actually signs of preeclampsia–a high blood pressure disorder in pregnancy.