"An omphalocele is a birth defect that occurs early in pregnancy, in which the abdominal wall does not close properly, and...some or most of the abdominal organs protrude into the umbilical cord. A smaller omphalocele occurs in 1 of every 5,000 pregnancies, whereas a large omphalocele occurs in 1 of every 10,000, and is typically diagnosed through an ultrasound. An omphalocele may be isolated, or may be associated with other defects and/or chromosomal abnormalities.
Despite the challenges a baby born with an omphalocele may face, there is much hope for them! We are here to inform parents and members of the medical community that our children are survivors, and with appropriate treatment, they can go on to live happy, healthy lives!
Join us in spreading omphalocele awareness! Wear black and white, the colors of the MOO's - Mothers of Omphaloceles, to show your support this January 31st! Help us reach out to families of O babies everywhere, so that they will know they are not alone, and help us spread the word that omphalocele is a treatable and survivable condition."