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  1. Ruby Schupbach

    At 24 weeks pregnant, we learned that our 4th child had a congenital heart defect – we were diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia with VSD. We decided to transfer our care to C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital after the initial diagnosis, as we are located in Lansing. Four days before we were scheduled to be induced at…

  2. Ava Petz

    This is Ava. After an exhausting pregnancy, we were excited to welcome her on February 17, 2013. The joy was short-lived, as the nurse heard a heart murmur during her exam. My husband and I each held her for a few minutes and then the nurse took her to the nursery to be checked further. She…

  3. Owen

    Owen was born on July 16, 2012, a healthy baby boy. He passed all his newborn tests and we were both sent home with the elation of new parents. After a few weeks, I noticed that nursing was getting quite difficult, as Owen would nurse for only a few minutes, then fall asleep. As soon…

  4. Caleb Dougherty

    We found out that our fourth child was going to be born with a heart defect when we learned that his twin had miscarried. Caleb was diagnosed with Tricuspid Atresia and Double Outlet Right Ventricle that resulted in a hypoplastic right ventricle. Caleb was born at U of M Mott Children’s Hospital and had his…