Hope is HERE for fragile babies like mine – Amber’s Story

I met Dr. Moise 10 years ago under the most terrible circumstances. I was 20 weeks pregnant and had just been diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

When I heard my diagnosis I was given no options. I was told “I’m sorry but you’re going to lose both babies. We just have to wait and see how long they last.” As a mother, hearing that fills you with such a sense of hopelessness and helplessness.

But I wasn’t willing to give up. I found Dr. Moises’ phone number on the internet and called him. I spoke to his wife and found out that he practiced in the same city. They asked if he could see me at 2pm that afternoon, and I immediately said YES!

After a very long ultrasound, Dr. Moise explained to me that I needed to be in the operating room first thing the next day in order to save my babies. It was about 36 hours from hearing my diagnosis to having surgery to correct my TTTS.

Following the surgery, both my babies thrived and I am so happy to tell you that Eden and Noelle are happy, healthy 10-year-olds today.

After the twins were born I started connecting with online support groups and quickly realized how incredibly lucky we were. There are so many mothers out there who just don’t have access to doctors like Dr. Moise or a fetal care center. They have so many hurdles to cross.

That’s why I was so honored to attend the recent opening of the Dell Children’s Speciality Pavilion and see the brand new Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, the first and only program of its kind in the region, which will be led by Dr. Moise and Dr. Bebbington. It fills me with joy to know that this Center will be HERE for mothers with high-risk pregnancies and fragile babies, remove so many of these hurdles for families like mine, and save so many more lives.

Amber Cessac