A 42-year-old member asked:
Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Amy Herold answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is a very rare condition called amniotic band syndrome that occurs when the baby's body (usually limbs or digits) becomes trapped in fibrous bands of the amniotic sac. This causes constriction around the trapped body part and decreases blood flow. This process can lead to birth defects.
Answered on Dec 13, 2012
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