I am 35 weeks pregnant with my little girl, she has gastroschisis and will be induced at 36 weeks...I am not sure what to expect let me know if you have had anything like this happen or if you have any advise.

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Sarah - posted on 04/30/2012

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I would get to know the NICU nurses very well. She will likely be hospitalized for a while, depending on the severity and how quick she grows and how quick they can put everything back. If you have another child or children, see if you can set up some help and a good schedule so you can divide your time between them and your new baby. You need to be there with her too for bonding and nursing and loving her. Research, research, Research! Write down all your questions to ask the doctors and follow your heart when you need to advocate for her. Maybe start a blog on her journey, it could be a healing experience. Good Luck!

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