CHOP Patient Stories: Vivian Grace

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November 14, 2019

Haley found out while she was pregnant that her daughter, Vivian Grace, had a birth defect called Gastroschesis. Her baby's stomach and intestines were growing outside of her belly.

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She came to CHOP to monitor her high-risk pregnancy and to deliver Vivian Grace in the Special Delivery Unit. The baby came prematurely at 32 weeks and immediately went into emergency surgery. Haley says that the hardest part was not being able to hold her daughter for a month.

Her daughter remained at CHOP for several months; the nurses kept her going, always with an encouraging word, celebrating every holiday and taking care of her and her baby.

After two additional surgeries, Vivian Grace will fully recover.


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