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Beth and Bryan Expect the Unexpected

As many expectant parents, do, Beth Hirn and her husband, Bryan, prepared a birth plan for their son Westin. But their plan was much more complex than most.They met with specialists and toured neonatal intensive care units (NICUs); planned a C-section; discussed medical interventions; prepared for the fact that he might not make it; and more.

“We had our 20-week ultrasound with Westin, and our regular OB had thought that he had a diaphragmatic hernia …

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