Essay On Gastroschisis

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Many parents when asked the sex of their baby would respond with, “It doesn't matter as long as the baby is healthy,” or something along those lines. Every parent's hope is to have a healthy child. Considering all the birth defects that could happen while a child is developing in the womb, this would be all I’d hoped for too. One birth defect is gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is a birth defect that develops in a baby during pregnancy. This defect happens when an opening forms in the baby's abdominal wall. The baby's bowel then pushes through this hole. It then develops outside of the baby's body. There are many symptoms that come with this defect. It also causes many problems for not only the baby but the parents. Fortunately there is a treatment option available.

While pregnant, the symptoms of gastroschisis may not appear, you're not likely to the see the signs at this point. However, after birth doctors are responsible for recognizing the signs of this defect. Symptoms include, a lump in the abdomen and your intestine sticks through the abdominal wall near the umbilical cord. Many with gastroschisis also experience a feeling of fullness after only a few bites of food: Nausea: Vomiting: or even food coming back up
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Changes in their genes or chromosomes are reason for this defect in some infants. Also gastroschisis may be caused by a combination of genes. Other influences like; the things the mother comes in contact with; or what the mother eats or drinks; or certain medicines she uses during pregnancy, all may partake in the reasons behind gastroschisis. In addition, teenage mothers were more likely to have a baby with gastroschisis than older mothers. Lastly women who drank alcohol or smoked while pregnant were more likely to have a baby with this defect. After discovering that your baby have gastroschisis, know that it affects the baby in many

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