Baby Nel: part one

Posted on 9 February 2015

Ronelle Nel thought she was going for just a regular ultrasound at 22 weeks, but it was no ordinary appointment.

An abnormality was discovered on her baby’s neck, and for the next 15 weeks Ronelle and her husband Johan, a farmer from Calvinia, would live with the uncertainty of what the outcome would be for their baby.

Dr Lou Pistorius, a maternal and foetal medicine specialist at Mediclinic Panorama, put together a team of experts as they prepared for the birth. They decided they would use the EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedure.

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