Being told that your unborn child has a heart defect is hard on any parent.
That was what Barbara and her husband had to face when they received the results of the 19-week pre-natal screening at BC Women’s. The results indicated that one of their twin daughters had a congenital heart defect.
Thankfully, within hours of hearing the news, a cardiologist was able to do a thorough assessment and help Barbara understand what was happening.
“It is reassuring and comforting to know that there is a huge team supporting you–to know that you and your babies are in good hands,” said Barbara, who described the pre-natal care as excellent. “All of the staff we dealt with were very kind.”
For the duration of her pregnancy, Barbara followed the ultrasound images closely. She even began to recognize the different features of the twins–so much so that she was able to identify them immediately when they were born. “It was almost like I already knew them,” she said.
Three months after her birth, Ingrid had successful surgery. A baby tile for the twins marks their eventful entry into the world on the BC Women’s Chrysanthemum Wall.
“We bought a tile to celebrate the birth of our twins and to show our appreciation for the wonderful care we received at BC Women’s,” said Barbara. “We felt it was the least we could do.”