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Episode Three delivers deeper insight into the personality and motivations of Dr. Scott Adzick. This episode includes an intimate view of the much-anticipated delivery of Bobby and Shelly's baby; it also chronicles the story of Geneva and Reggie, a couple whose world is shaken when doctors reveal that their unborn child has developed an often fatal lower urinary tract obstruction.
In this episode, the realities of life in the Special Delivery Unit become clear. Bobby waits anxiously for the results of the pivotal surgery Shelly and the baby undergo to repair the fetus's spine. The unique access of the series' camera crew gives viewers a close-up look at this surgery on a baby in the womb - the first time ever in a major television broadcast.
This episode sets the stage for the emotional stories to come. Dr. Scott Adzick, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a pioneer of fetal surgery, explains his own conviction: if you can get to babies earlier, while they are still inside their mothers, you can stop some of the damage of birth defects before it is too late.
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- Premiered: March 31, 2015
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: The work of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's fetal surgery center is chronicled in this documentary series, which follows families from around the country as they learn of and decide to act on the medical challenges facing their unborn children. (more)