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What needs to be done once the doctors find gastroschisis before delivery?

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Dr. David Galbraith
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In brief: Monitoring

Fetal ultrasounds are performed every 2-4 weeks to watch for problems.
During the last 2 months or so tests of fetal well-being are added (nonstress or biophysical profile testing) steroids may be given to mature the baby's lungs if delivery before 34 weeks is anticipated. Delivery should occur at a tertiary center capable of managing the surgery and any other problems the baby may experience.

In brief: Monitoring

Fetal ultrasounds are performed every 2-4 weeks to watch for problems.
During the last 2 months or so tests of fetal well-being are added (nonstress or biophysical profile testing) steroids may be given to mature the baby's lungs if delivery before 34 weeks is anticipated. Delivery should occur at a tertiary center capable of managing the surgery and any other problems the baby may experience.
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