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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many factors: Overall, the risk of birth defect is in the 2-4% range. But multiple other factors can change that - maternal age is the biggest, but also consider yo ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Depends: This depends on the culture as well as socioeconomic level that baby is born into.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Traditional marriage: There is a tradition of marriage in many countries, especially those with a large muslim population, of marrying a first cousin or other relative. Th ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience Clinical Genetics
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Difficult to say: Many children born with multiple birth defects represent sporadic chromosomal defects with rare if any recurrence risk.Any pregnancy has a 4% risk of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
No: She may be having miscarriages due to other problems not related to the fetus. Best of luck. Consider seeing a high risk OBGYN.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Not true: She has a chance to have a normal baby like anyone else.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Genital herpes does not cause birth defects. It is important to understand that it is not recommended for a woman to have a vaginal delivery if she ha ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely!: It is highly unlikely that a father taking antidepressants when his wife conceives, would expect any effect on the developing fetus. A large review o ... Read More
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