Going strong at 47

Hi my name is Lisa and I am 47 years old and was born with gastrochisis. I was born at the Humber Memorial Hospital in Toronto, Ontario where my mother was in Labour for 3 days.  There were no ultrasounds at the time and my mother was measuring very large they thought she may be […]

Hernia at 16

Hi, I have a son who was born in 1999 at 35 weeks with gastroschisis. He had a fairly easy recovery judging from some of the stories I have read.  He stayed in the special care baby unit for 5 weeks and was under the care of a paediatric surgeon until he was 7 with the usual […]

please help

MY DAUGHTER IS 9 NOW SHE WAS BORN WITH HER INTESTINES OUT OF HER BELLY SHE WAS ASKING WHY AFTER ALL THIS TIME WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BELLY BUTTON ?? IS IT A INNY OR AN OUTTY??? I TRY NOT TO MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT THINGS BUT IT’S A SCARY SITUATION WHEN I FEEL […]

Survivor

I was born in 1977 in Finland and according to my medical records I was one of the first ones (if not the first) to survive in that country. There were no proper scans back then, hence no diagnosis until they did a Cesarian and they found out I was born with my stomach open […]