Boy or girl? Blue eyes or brown? Mom’s nose or dad’s? At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is that your baby is born healthy or, if there are complications, that the newest addition to your family is in the very best hands. In the Gulf South region, no one has more experience treating babies with birth defects such as gastroschisis than Ochsner.
Gastroschisis is a type of hernia, or rupture, where the baby’s abdominal organs spill outside the body into the amniotic fluid through a hole on the right side of the belly button. Fortunately, in most cases, this condition can be fixed surgically and many babies born with gastroschisis can go on to lead healthy, normal lives.