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I had abortion due to spina bifida. i have hair on my chin. little hair. could that be the reason for birth defect?pls help dr

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Nature is far from perfect, but fortunately has built in the ability to "self-destruct" pregnancies (have a natural miscarriage) when babies have defects. Because of this, many pregnancies miscarry early. Causes for birth defects are generally uncontrollable. One should not blame oneself, unless a specific drug, medication, or habit is a known cause. Prenatal vitamins prevent some spinal defects.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Spina bifida: I am not aware of any relationship between chin hairs and spina bifida.

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