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Birth defects associated with breech babies

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31 years experience
About 3%: About 3 out of every 100 babies are born with some type of birth defect. Some can be very minor, and some are more serious. Some disease (like diabe... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Infor availiable: Slight increase was undoubtably explained to you, check your contract. Birth defects also can occur in non ivf kids as well as learning disabilities.... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You were thinking ?: Any pregnancy has at least a 4% risk of unexpected outcome, from prematurity to birth defects to infection. Some IVF centers do selective embryo scree... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Many reasons.: Genetic, environmental, drug teratogenicity, accidental factors all can cause birth defects. 2-4% of all liveborns in the us have a major or minor ano... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Big controversy!: With all the technology and genetic testing that can indicate fetal problems, we are now faced with the ethical dilemma of terminating pregnancy if a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
No: Children born to us servicemembers do have birth defects, but not more often than any other group: 3/100 births. These questions about parents' expos... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: They may have immature effects, but structural birth defects are the same.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Prevent=don't marry: Down syndrome is a random event & has nothing to do with their cousin status. We each have recessive genes to an estimated 3-5 potential metabolic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time for consultatn: I would consult with your OB about available forms of testing. There are both screening and more specific tests for a variety of issues. High resoluti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of ... Read More

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