Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient Stories

Darsy Chooses Only One Place to Repair Her Kids’ Gastroschisis

Darsy Caballero utilizes our maternal-fetal and pediatric services for both of her children who were born with gastroschisis. Initially frightened by the first diagnosis, the next time she heard the same diagnosis three years later, she knew where she wanted to go for high-quality, compassionate care: Valley Children’s.

Against All Odds

Frank Chimienti of Fresno sees Valley Children’s Hospital from a unique perspective: as a patient nearly 25 years ago, an employee since his college years, and most recently as a father to his young daughter, Kathryn, a patient since before she was born.

Double the Joy

“They say twins skip a generation,” said Renee Alcorn of Fresno. (Both her mother’s parents had siblings who were twins.) “But my two older sisters didn’t have twins, so it took me by surprise.”