Maternal-Fetal Patient Stories

Our patients love to share their experiences with EvergreenHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. 

Click on their names to read their stories.


Image of OB/GYN patient Kelly McCLure, whose tumor and high risk pregnancy were cared for at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Kelly McClure

(high-risk pregnancy) Sometimes it takes an entire hospital to save a mother and her baby.

In Kelly McClure’s case, it took EvergreenHealth specialists from maternal-fetal medicine, oncology, endocrinology, hematology and cardiology to solve her medical mystery.


Image of OB/GYN patient Natalie Littlejohn, who had treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion at EvergreenHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Natalie Littlejohn

(twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) Natalie Littlejohn was 19 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, and feeling a little concerned. "Call it mom’s intuition…I knew something wasn’t right.”

Further testing picked up signs of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). Her babies would need delicate in-utero surgery at EvergreenHealth to survive.


Image of OB/GYN patient Christine Beatty, whose multiple pregnancy triplets birth occurred at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Christine Beatty

(pregnant with triplets) Christine Beatty wanted to give her 4-year-old daughter Megan a brother or sister, but she hadn’t expected triplets. While excited, she also had to face the extra health risks that come with a multiple pregnancy.

EvergreenHealth's Multiples Program helped keep Christine's pregnancy healthy and on track.


Image of OB/GYN patient Karen Dennis, who had treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion at EvergreenHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Karen Dennis

(twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) "We are so lucky that Anna and Katie are healthy and happy," says mom Karen Dennis - but it was more than just luck that helped her adorable twins into the world.

EvergreenHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine program offered the delicate in-utero surgery needed to correct an often fatal condition, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.


Image of OB/GYN patient Melody McMillain, whose high risk pregnancy with amniotic fluid leakage was treated at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Melody McMillan

(high-risk pregnancy) Melody McMillan was 23 weeks into her pregnancy and beginning to set up the baby’s nursery. Then her plans were turned upside down when she began leaking amniotic fluid and was instead plunged into a world of doctors and tests.

She finished her pregnancy on bed rest at EvergreenHealth's antepartum care unit.


Image of OB/GYN patient Lindsay Kendall, whose Bilateral Pleural Effusion during high risk pregnancy was treated with a fetal shunt placed in her baby in-utero at EvergreenHealth Maternity Care in near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Lindsay Kendall

(Bilateral Pleural Effusion during pregnancy) A routine ultrasound at 20 weeks discovered a often fatal condition with Lindsay Kendall's baby.  

Researching led her to discover a possible solution – a fetal shunt procedure – available at EvergreenHealth's Maternal-Fetal Medicine program.