Gastroschisis

By Chawntina Stayner

What Is It?

Gastroschisis is a birthdefect of the belly wall. The babys intestines stick outside of the babys body through a hole next to the belly buttom. The hole can be small or large and sometimes other organs can come out to such as the stomach and liver.


Is It Genetic?

This birth defect it not genetic it can be caused by alcohol, tabacco,. Its most commom in younger white mothers.

How Would I Know?

The only way to find out if your baby will have this birth defect is through an ultrasound.

Is There A Cure?

yes there is a cure. There is a surgury the baby can have to put all the organs back in place. The recovery time is very long.