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- Maternal smoking
- Alcohol during pregnancy
- Urinary tract infection and STD around the time of conception
- Dextrose and electrolyte solutions for nutrition and hydration.
- Antibiotics if an infection is present or possible.
- Quit smoking before and during pregnancy.
- Avoid alcohol during pregnancy.
Birth Defects Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov
March of Dimes http://www.marchofdimes.com
March of Dimes Canada http://www.marchofdimes.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Birth defects: diagnosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/diagnosis.html . Updated February 25, 2011. Accessed March 30, 2014.
Birth defects: facts about gastroschisis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/gastroschisis.html. Updated April 15, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2014.
Feldkamp ML, Reefhuis J, et al. Case-control study of self-reported genitourinary infections and the risk of gastroschisis: Findings from the national birth defects prevention study 1997-2003. BMJ 2008; 336: 1420-1423.
Gastroschisis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 9, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2014.
Holland AJ, Walker K, Badawi N. Gastroschisis: an update. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010;26(9):871-878.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/30/2014