After delivery of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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After delivery of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

It should be possible for normal delivery unless there are other reasons for requiring a Caesarean section. It is preferable to deliver the baby where there is facility for breathing support (ventilation) and surgery after birth.

Most babies have breathing difficulties at birth and will require immediate support for this. In severe cases, this may not be successful and the baby may die within hours. Surgery will usually be delayed until there are signs that the baby's lungs are strong enough. This may take 2 - 3 weeks. During this time the baby will be receiving intensive care.

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Sierra_Marie

I had a CHD when I was born, I am now 18 and wondering if I am able to carry and birth a baby with all the scar tissue I have and my left side of my rib sticking out? I'm told by people that I am not able to. Is this true?

stephanienicole

I was born with Morgagni hernia in 1989 and still to this day I have chest pain [i have been going to the hospital for it for as long as I can remember] that no one can explain. With no one being able to help some one started thinking about it. They were wondering if there was any way it could be a charlie horse where the scar tissue is? Since 1989 how much has changed on the surgery and is there anything from it that could be causing the chest pain?

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