Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) has a 50–60% survival rate in Australia. Unfortunately, not all babies and children diagnosed with this condition survive, and grief and loss can be a very difficult part of a family’s CDH journey.
Some babies diagnosed with CDH pass away in-utero.
Loss after birth
Each baby with CDH is different and it is not known how a baby will respond once they are born. Some babies cope very well outside the womb while others struggle.