May 17, 2019
It's every expectant parents' hope and dream: to give birth to a healthy baby. And when things don't go according to plan, you pray for the best possible care team to guide you through what can be a very scary journey.
Danielle, an overland park mom, gave birth to her second baby, a girl, in April. The baby, who was born with a rare abdominal defect, omphalocele, is being watched over 24 hours a day by the neonatologists, pediatric doctors and nurses at the level III NICU at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, a part of HCA Midwest Health, the largest provider of care for high-risk mothers and their unborn babies. Dr. Corey W. Iqbal, medical director of pediatric surgery and fetal surgery, discusses the surgery he'll perform on this baby to correct the defect when she's four to six months old.