Gastroschisis Outcomes of Delivery (GOOD)
GOOD is a study looking at the outcomes of patients born with gastroschisis. Families usually learn about their gastroschisis diagnosis while mom is still pregnant. Some doctors think that pregnancies complicated by gastroschisis should deliver early, while others think that moms should carry the baby until the mother begins labor.
There are risks and benefits to both times of delivery, and no scientific data exists to show if one delivery method is better than the other. The GOOD Study is designed to answer the question: should moms of a baby with gastroschisis deliver early or carry their babies closer to term?