Posted by: Oluyinka Olutoye, MD, PhD , Karen Texter, MD on Jan 04, 2024


A teratoma is a kind of tumor or mass called a germ cell tumor. It is made up different types of tissue, like muscle, bone or hair. A fetal teratoma is diagnosed before birth.

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Short Bowel Syndrome: Causes, Treatment, and Diet

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Short bowel syndrome is a condition in which the small bowel or intestine is too short to do all the things it is supposed to do to keep a child healthy and growing. Short bowel syndrome is most commonly due to a surgical resection which occurs early in life but can occur at any time and the causes are variable. Read More

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Formula Shortage: What Parents Can Do

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The infant formula shortage that is currently impacting the United States has reached an unprecedented level. It has left families wondering what they should feed their children if they cannot find their usual formula. Read More

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby

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What Pregnant Moms Can Do to Keep Baby Healthy

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Since more than half of pregnancies are unplanned, people who were assigned female at birth and are of reproductive age should take at least 400 micrograms of folic acid every day to help decrease the risk of neural tube defects. Read More

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How to Bathe Your Baby: What You Need to Know

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Giving a baby a bath can be intimidating at first – they are wiggly and slippery and SO tiny. Below are some tips that will help you have a positive and safe bath time experience. Read More

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How to Choose a Baby Formula

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends human milk as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of life. However, if human milk is not an option, a baby formula should be used to help meet a baby’s full nutrition needs. Read More

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All About Baby's Soft Spot

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You may have noticed one or two areas on your baby’s head that do not feel like they contain a bony covering. These are your baby’s soft spots, or fontanelles. Read More

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis: What You Need to Know

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestines that most commonly affects premature babies. It is characterized by excessive inflammation of the intestines that can lead to intestinal damage and death. Read More