My baby has Gastroschisis, it is a defect where there's a little hole in her abdomen close to the umbilical cord, where her bowels are slipping out and developing outside of her body. I am 34 weeks pregnant, and we found out about her defect back in July. It's been really scary. Of all defects, this is probably the "best"- she will have surgery after she's born, and then after she recovers there should be no problems ever in her future. But as I get closer to the due date I'm so scared. I'm 20 years old and this is my first baby, most of my family is out of state, my boyfriend and I are hardworking people but I am emotionally torn apart. I have been so strong for my baby, I know I need to be an adult and be the strong one for her, but it feels so difficult. My town's hospital is not equipped to do her surgeries, so next week I am temporarily relocating to a Sacramento to stay near UC Davis. I'm staying with my boyfriend's family but they're still kinda strangers. I'll be there until her birth, and then for a minimum of a month while baby recovers from her surgery. I don't think I'll get to hold her and I definitely can't feed her for a while. I just want to fast forward to when I can take her home and we can be a family. Does anyone else have experience with Gastroschisis? How long did your baby take to recover? There's so many variables that affect her situation; currently she seems to be developing the very best she possibly can considering but I'm still so scared. I just want her to be safe, and happy.