My name is Nicole. I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant with my first child. At 18 weeks, my boyfriend and I found out our little one will be born with a birth defect called gastroschisis. Since this diagnosis, we've been trying to learn everything we can to try to prepare ourselves for the journey ahead of us.
I will be induced at 36 weeks, at a nearby hospital, KU Medical Center. I've done all the reading I can to prepare for my son's premature birth, and my boyfriend has read up on gastroschisis, but I would love some information from those of you who have had experience with the neonatal unit and gastroschisis. I have no idea what to expect and am absolutely terrified. If anyone has had experience with KU's neonatal unit, I would love to hear from you.
In addition, I have no idea what to expect when it comes to inducing labor. I've read as much as I can, but there seem to be so many different ways to induce. It's all very overwhelming.
This has been a stressful time for my boyfriend and I thus far, and I would love as much information as I can get. Thank you all in advance. Any help I can get will be very appreciated.