A Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia happens when a hole in the diaphragm does not close all the way in either the right or left side of the diaphragm, 2% of the time it happens to both sides, or is called bilateral CDH. This hole in the diaphragm allows the abdominal contents, such as the stomach intestines spleen and liver, to enter the chest and severely crush and displace the heart and lungs. This makes CDH a very dangerous and often fatal birth defect.
Of all the babies affected by CDH, only 50% survive
A Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (C.D.H.) occurs in 1 out of every 2,000 live births.
There is no known cause of CDH
CDH occurs just as often as Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Cycstic Fibrosis, but many do not know of CDH until their baby or a loved ones baby is diagnosed. Breath of Hope inc wants that to change, We are fighting for CDH Awareness!!!
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