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Why are some babies are born with birth defects ?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 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 anomaly at birth. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily starting at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent >90% of open neural tube defects and >75% of cardiac defects!
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