Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs when the diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs into the chest cavity. This inhibits lung growth.
CDH occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year). The diaphragm is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy and controls the lungs' ability to inhale and exhale. The cause of CDH is not yet known.
The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness, and Support
Welcome to the official web site of CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.
Founded in 1995, we are an international charity, helping over 5000 families in 60 countries and leading the way in CDH Research, Awareness and Support services.
CHERUBS is an IRS recognized 501(c)III non-profit organization.