Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Q&A


Dr. Jena Miller provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

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Questions Asked:

1. What is a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia? (0:09)
2. At what stage of pregnancy is CDH usually diagnosed? (0:29)
3. How common is it for a baby to have CDH? (0:46)
4. How is CDH typically treated? (1:03)
5. What happens if it goes untreated? (1:27)
6. What is the name of the procedure to treat CDH before birth? (2:03)
7. What are the risks of this procedure for mother and baby? (2:40)
8. What can a mother expect after this procedure? (3:08)
9. Is there any special follow-up or monitoring required during the pregnancy? (3:36)
10. What special accommodations are needed for the delivery? (4:10)
11. After delivery, what follow-up or additional treatment will the baby need? (4:53)
12. Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of CDH? (5:28)
13. How do outcomes compare to other centers nationally? (6:32)
14. How can a physician refer a patient? (6:58)




Jena Miller

Jena Miller, MD

Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy