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Any advice for parents with a gastroschisis baby?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Be patient and hope.
Most infants >90%) survive their gastroschisis, but some have long-term health problems such as short bowel syndrome and malabsorption.
Anticipate long initial stay at the nursery and some re-admissions after that, however most affected individuals lead normal and productive lives. Patience and optimism are essential; keep all your medical appointments.

In brief: Be patient and hope.
Most infants >90%) survive their gastroschisis, but some have long-term health problems such as short bowel syndrome and malabsorption.
Anticipate long initial stay at the nursery and some re-admissions after that, however most affected individuals lead normal and productive lives. Patience and optimism are essential; keep all your medical appointments.
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