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Terri

Burlington, Iowa
Ava~Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I am passionate about teaching parents how to advocate for their child's health. My third daughter Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is when (inside of the womb) the diaphragm does not form properly. The abdominal organs move up into the chest cavity, compromising the heart and lungs. Half of all babies born with this birth...

Stephanie

United States
I'm a 37 year old Mom to four boys and two girls. My youngest son was born with Down Syndrome and the many medical issues that come along with it. My lil man has congenital heart disease, lung disease, GI problems. He's survived heart failure, open heart surgery, a diaphragmatic hernia that collapsed his lungs, and he is currently battling failure to thrive brought on by the toll it's all taken...
Communities: Down Syndrome

Dawn W.

Wake Forest, North Carolina
CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support   http://www.cdhsupport.org http://www.cdhresearch.org 

Evie

California
 I am a 57 year very married mother of two adult children. My health issues are acid reflux with a large hiatal hernia  and some depression/anxiety. I was diagnosed  with Barrett's esphogus two years ago and currently take two - 20mg Aciphex once a day.When the RX isn't enough I take add extra stength Gaviscon and or OTC reflux medications. Even though I always wait to lay down...

papa

California
im  a 63 yr old male smoked for 50 yrs (quit now)had respiratory failure in 2005 when i had surgery on necki have a hernia in the middle of my stomach from navel to top of my stomachim working out everyday lost 3lbs in one month but want to loose some bellyfat can you help need safe exercises to do tks papa

ingrid houchin Patient Expert

Oxted, United Kingdom
Mummy to Alina Houchin, dob 19/12/2008, diagnosed with congenital diaphramatic hernia at the 12 weeks scan. Alina had FETO (balloon procedure) at 24 weeks at Kings College Hospital in London, UK and had a patch repair the day after her birth. After being in hospital for 6 weeks, Alina went home to mummy and daddy. 2 weeks later she reherniated and required a 2nd operation. She was...

Adam Freeman

United States
My name is Adam Freeman and I am the proud father of Kayleigh Freeman who was born at 28 weeks, but was diagnosed early on with severe IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) and was delieverd via emergency c-section (due to preeclampsia) the size of a 22 week old little girl. She weighed an amazing 1 pound - 1 ounce and defied all the odds against her to survive through the pregnancy and after...
Communities: Pregnancy & Fertility

Denise B. Patient Expert

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I'm a 56 year old mom and grandma. I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ( had myectomy surgery in Feb. 2007 along with mitral valve repair.) I also have GERD, hiatal hernia, osteoarthritis, and I'm a menopausal monster. I am a primitive crafter and sell my items online. I am on staff as a writer/co-editor for the online craft magazine The Primitive Times. I have 4 blogs.