Well we are expecting our third child...I'm at 18 weeks today and I have got to say this pregnancy is not going so great...On April 4Th i went and got my first ultrasound, seeing the baby was the best moment ever as it was with both of my other children...After my ultrasound I went for my monthly check-up They took a blood test to run for abnormalities...A week later on April 11Th I got a call from my Dr asking me to go in and if there was any way I could bring some one in with me naturally I started stressing Because what good news would there be if I had to go talk with my Dr before my next appt...When i went in to speak with my Dr she told me that my blood test showed an abnormalty  as well as the ultrasound she started to explain to me that my baby had Gastroschisis...Ive never heard of it before until that day...She explained to me that the baby's abdominal wall didn't completely close and that the baby's intestines were on the out side instead of in.... She scheduled me and appt with a specialist 2 days later...The only thing that I could think of is why me?...Why my baby??..what did i do that would cause this to happen?...I went to see the specialist on the 13Th of April and It seems like the bad news doesn't stop coming...He told me my baby will have to go into surgery right after birth and that the baby will be in the hospital for about 2-3 weeks...He also said i have to deliver a month early after he reassured me that gastroschisis isn't something that happens due to something i did I felt a little relieved only to be brought down again..He told my the baby has a bit of fluid around the brain and gave me a choice to have an amnio test done or to just wait til delivery to find out if its anything serious..I chose to have the test done...We have not got the results back yet I probably wont know anything until my next appt...My husband and I have sat and talked about the possibilities of everything Its so hard sitting worrying about whats going to happen...This is supposed to be the time that I enjoy my pregnancy but instead I have so many questions and stress that I cant think of anything else...I know that God has a plan for us and he wouldnt give us more then we can handle..I thank everyone for all of their prayers and all of the support you have given us thru all of this...I now leave everything up to God all of this is beyond my control and I hope and pray that things will work out for us..

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Apr. 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

JUST so you know other then surgery to put the stuff in medically that is a pretty straight forward thing to repair      HUG prayer

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Apr. 15, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Oh honey I will keep you in my prayers. I am expecting and had a little bit of a health scare with my baby so I (kind of) understand how you feel. I am not really sure how to comfort you (besides saying hope for the best) so I will just take some time to pray for your family's strength and for your baby's health and well being.

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Apr. 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Hugs.  Just ask all the questions you can.  Although it's hard to think about, you're better off knowing know and  doing research now on how to help him/her.....

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Apr. 16, 2011 at 2:15 AM

I'll be saying a prayer for you and your baby. Here's some info for you...

http://fetus.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/gastroschisis/ Includes SUPPORT GROUPS



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Apr. 16, 2011 at 2:18 AM

Overall, children with gastroschisis are able to live very full, active, and productive lives.


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Apr. 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM

My cousin was born with this condition.  He is now a healthy, active 30 year old father of two.  It'll all work out in the end.  You'll be in my thoughts.

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Apr. 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Ty everyone for all the support and prayers! I'm so glad that there are so many support groups for this and that I'm able to express my feelings of everything that is going on...It's been an emotional rollercoaster and I truely cant express how extremely Thankful I am to have all this support..Thank you again for all of the prayers and links that help me to better understand Gastoschisis!

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