Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Links On Gastroschisis (frequently updated)

    ~Cash at 18 weeks Gestation~

  • What is Gastroschisis?


Pregnant Or Planning?????

As Consumers in America, Many times we lose sight of our health. Trading Healthy choices and being educated for convenience. This especially applies to our diets. Do you know where your vegtables in your salad were grown?? What was used to treat them??  In most cases the answere to this question is "NO".
After giving birth to my Son Cash, whom which had passed away inutero. We were made aware of what had stopped the that beautiful growing life. Gastroschisis.


# 1 link to this horrible grim is pesticides used in farming.
Simple Ways to lesson your odds???
Yes we know that daily, you are exposed to many things that put your health at risk......BUT what if just by chosing to eat  organic , you could cut your odds in half for your unborn child???

Atrazine, being a "herbacide" used in over 75% of ag farming  is the topic of many science teams across multiple  University. Thus being a large factor in gastroschisis.........

What are you Eating???

"knowlege is power"

Gastroscisis Linked to Common Use of Agriculture Chemical ATRAZINE


Link between birth defect gastroschisis and the agricultural chemical atrazine found
Published: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 06:45 in Health & Medicine
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that demonstrate a link between the birth defect gastroschisis and the agricultural chemical atrazine. Gastroschisis is a type of inherited congenital abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, and sometimes other organs, develop outside the fetal abdomen through an opening in the abdominal wall. The incidence of gastroschisis is on the rise, increasing two to four times in the last 30 years.
Researchers at the University of Washington (Seattle), were alerted to a higher than normal number of cases in Eastern Washington which caused them to hypothesize that the increased incidence could be due to environmental exposures in that area.
"Our state has about two times the national average number of cases of gastroschisis," said Dr. Sarah Waller, one of the study's authors. "The life expectancy for fetuses with this diagnosis is better than 90 percent; however it requires delivery at a tertiary care center with immediate neonatal intervention which often separates families and can cause serious financial and emotional stress."
The team conducted a study of all cases of live born infants with gastroschisis during the period of 1987-2006. They matched birth certificates with U.S. Geological Survey databases of agricultural spraying. They looked at the chemicals atrazine, nitrates, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
Of the 805 cases and 3616 controls in the study, gastroschisis occurred more frequently among infants whose mothers resided less than 25 km from the site of high surface water contamination with atrazine. No risk was associated with the other chemicals reviewed in the study. The risk of gastroschisis also increased for women who conceived in the spring (March through May), when chemical use is more prevalent.

March of Dimes Was a Success!!!

Matt and I With all the Remicks participated in the March f Dimes Walk for babies!!! Kerri Remick (Matts Mom) Wanted to celebrate her birthday morning walking in honor of her grandson Cash. It was a wonderful experience and very eye opening as to how many babies are born with soo many odds against them. Seeing as I gave birth to Cash just two months ago, Matt and I did not invest as much time as we would have liked into bringing awareness and information on Gastroschisis. We are very looking forward to next year where we can bring our "A game" . Thanks to all of the friends and Family who donated and walked!!!  It was a beautiful way to Honor the Sweet Life of my angel Baby Cash Lawrence Remick.

~Cash's Mom.