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A 46-year-old member asked:

In other countries are women likely to abandon their child if born with birth defects ?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballoanswered
Neonatology 40 years experience
Depends: This depends on the culture as well as socioeconomic level that baby is born into.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the odds that my child will be born with birth defects?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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 your history of other birth defects. Check with your obgyn for details.

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