anyone else dealing with their unborn baby having gastroschisis?

i am 19 years old and experiencing my very first pregnancy. the baby should be born on march 31, 2010. it is going to be born with a birth defect known as gastroshesis, in which its intestines are on the outside of its body. it could take months immediately after birth before i can take it home with me. it crushed me the first time i found out because all i want is for my baby to be happy and healthy. with support from my friends and family, i am praying that everything will be okay.

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First, you absolutely must maintain a positive attitude. My daughter was a preemie (30 weeks) with gastroschisis. We knew early on (13 weeks) and were prepared. I had a fabulous OB-GYN who kept telling me, this kid will be like every other kid on the block after we get her back together. For the most part, she was, and continues to be. She is now 22 years old. She spent only 5 weeks in the hospital (usually preemies are expected to stay until their expected birth date, so should have been 10 weeks). The repair went well. My best to you!!

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My daughter on the 11 09 2009 had my first grandchild born with gastroschisis. She came home only on thursday the 28th oct 2009. There were a lot of ups and downs and i am still nervous that she is home. Baby is well and mum is amazing. The special care that she had was excellent the medical profession know a great deal about the condition. This year has seen an increase in gastro babies in the UK. It is such a heart ache when you hear about the condition but take each and every month of the pregnancy as an achievement. No two cases are identicle but first and foremost is that you are a concerned mum who loves her unborn baby and that in its self gives baby a 100% start in life let the doctors do the rest. It is natural to be concerned but the biggest thing that you will need is patiants. All the best and please feel free to chat anytime. PS breast milk only even express which is the usual for gastro babes.

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i'm 22 years old and pregnant for the first time. my blood test results shown raised alpha feto-protein levels and i was called in for an emeregecy scan two days ago where i found out my baby, due 02/04/2010 has gastroschisis. i immediately broke down and couldn't understand why this was happening. i felt guilty and responsible. i researched it alot over the past couple of days and realised that i need to stay strong and positive for my babies sake. we don't know the severity of the gastroschisis therefore are eagerly awaiting our appointment with the specialist on the 17th. its really encouraging to read about other peoples experiences and success stories and i really hope things go well for us.

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I'm 29 and my wife had our first child at 24 yrs old not quite as young as you, but just be prepared for a LIFESTYLE change.

I am not sure what you are currently up to but you must realize your Social life and nights out with the old crowd is over. Start meeting some other soon to be parents in your area.

Free Pregnancy Classes offered by Babies R Us... And other places like networks like pregnantspace.com, webmd, inspire and yahoo and anything and place you can think of to stay informed.

Remember at the hospital and exams to ask any questions you can and be sure to eat healthy and get your doc to recommend or prescribe some Pre-Natal Vitamins

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I am 20 years old and about 20 weeks pregnant my due date is March 29th. this is my husband and my first child. we just found out he has Gastroschisis but were told not to worry. this being my first child of course i am worried. but i am very excited about my little boy as is my husband. we are praying that everything goes well after birth with the surgery. i think my biggest fear is not being able to bring my baby (Jacob) home to look over. i know God will give us strength but i am still a little freaked out about what will happen to Jacob.

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I am do in june and also dealing with my unborn baby having gastroschisis

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im so sorry to hear that. but the more you know about it the more comfortable you will become with having to deal with your baby being in the NICU after birth. i wish you luck!

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I'm 23 and I'm due with my angel on april 16th 2010 I was told when I was 12 weeks my baby had gastroschisis I'm ready but still very scared I haven't really gained the weight I should I just have faith it will be fine I have a miracle baby already he was born at 31 weeks 3 pnd 9 ounces he's now 3 yrs old happy and healthy he also had surgery he had damaged intestines that had to b repaired just have faith god heals all...........

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is anyone planning on having a c-section also??

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