Esophageal Atresia: Our Story

My daughter was born with a rare disease called Long-gap Esophageal Atresia (LGEA). In other words, she had a disruption in her esophagus and couldn’t swallow. This was between 2.5 and 3 cm long. We spent more than three months in the hospital. Xara had three surgeries and one additional procedure. Two and a half months after she was born, she began to swallow.

In the posts within this page, I give my best to explain all the crucial moments during my pregnancy and after the delivery, as well as our daily challenges and ways we try in order to provide our daughter with a healthy life. I want to inspire, support, and encourage parents who encounter the same problem (above all moms to be).

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Repair Of Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia In My Baby

Dear Friend,  In my first post about the esophageal atresia in my baby – Prenatal Diagnosis Of Esophageal Atresia: Our Story, I tried thoroughly to ...
Esophageal Atresia: Our StoryMommy Belly

Prenatal Diagnosis Of Esophageal Atresia: Our Story

Dear Friend, In October 2019 I gave birth to my baby girl Xara Nadia. She was a preemie, born at 34 weeks. Prenatal examinations led to ...