05 September 2019

WATCH: More doctors are operating on foetuses in-utero to prevent birth defects

With the aim of preventing birth defects, the number of surgical procedures done on foetuses while in-utero are increasing.

Foetal surgery is a consideration when doctors pick up that a foetus could have a birth defect – the surgery is performed while the foetus is still in-utero, and when surgeons are done with the procedure, they stitch up the uterus and the pregnancy continues. 

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