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  1. Journey of a Non-Traditional Pregnancy

    Well the last few weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least. Our son was born on September 10 at 3:59 pm. However, he almost wasn’t delivered on that day due to a whole lot of miscommunication resulting in a tremendous amount of unnecessary drama. But that‘s another post for another day.

    The bottom line is that Brody Asher was born weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 19.5 inches. Unfortunately they hard to put my wife under general anesthetic, so I couldn’t be in the room when he was ...
  2. Journey of a Non-Traditional Pregnancy

    September Update:

    So the last time I wrote a blog post here, we were at 20 weeks and had just found out our 2nd son would also have CDH. Since we are now at 37 weeks and scheduled to have a c-section in a couple weeks, I think it’s time to play a little catch-up.

    After finding out our son would have CDH, we rushed to have an amniocentesis and fetal MRI. The amnio would hopefully give us an indication of whether our son had any other chromosomal abnormalities (which ...
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    July/August Update:

    So we made the long walk down the hallway to the doctor’s office to discuss next steps since our 2nd son had just been diagnosed with CDH. There was a 98% chance of this not happening again…but it did.

    We knew a lot more about CDH than we did 3 years ago, but every case is so different. Last time we found out at 37 weeks, so we really had no options, tests to take, or choices to make. This time we had 20 weeks to worry, stress, and pray. Plus this ...
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    June update:

    Well, when I said that I was going to write about how the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) was affecting our current pregnancy, I was planning to write about level 2 ultrasounds and additional stress. Wow, have things changed in one month.

    Our 16 week level 2 ultrasound for our son due in September was completely normal. The baby was the right size for 16 weeks gestation, the heart rate was great, and nothing looked out of place
    As ...

    Updated 06-10-2013 at 12:48 AM by NeilRubenstein (republished an old post)

  5. Journey of a Non-Traditional Pregnancy - originally published on

    May Update:

    I am going to take a break for the next couple of months with respect to my son’s story and how we dealt with finding out he had the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This month I want to write about the Day of CDH Awareness which was April 19th. Next month, I plan to write about how CDH has affected our current pregnancy. We are expecting another boy in September.

    April 19th is the International Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness. ...