Children's Hospital Colorado

Colorado Fetal Care Center Pioneers Treatment in Fetal Care and Saves Twins

Stapleton Front Porch | September 30, 2015
Nicole Shore holding twins Ciela (left) and Mila (right). Photo by Laura Mahony, Stapleton Front Porch
Nicole Shore holding twins Ciela (left) and Mila (right). Photo by Laura Mahony, Stapleton Front Porch

In 2012, Nicole Shore was between 20 and 22 weeks pregnant when she and her husband Ari learned that Nicole had developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

The couple came to the Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) at Children’s Hospital Colorado to learn more about TTTS and the best treatment option for Nicole and her twins.

The Colorado Fetal Care Center is a pioneer in fetal care

The decision was to undergo laser surgery to help redistribute blood between the twins. This type of surgery has revolutionized fetal care, increasing the survival rate to 97% for one or both twins and to 85% for both twins without IUGR.

World-renown care from internationally known experts and physicians

The surgery was a success and afterward, Nicole remained on bed rest until she delivered the twins at 32 weeks. Today the twins, Ciela and Mila, are 20 months old and happy, healthy toddlers with no evidence of any complications during pregnancy.

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