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what are some common baby deformities and their causes?

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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spina bifida: Malformations occur in 4% of all pregnancies and can involve any organ system; spina bifida is a more common malformation involving lack of complete spine and/or skull formation. The risk can be increased by low Folic Acid levels. Other malformations are increased among women who are overweight, have diabetes, or are on certain medications.
Answered on Aug 9, 2019
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Common deformities : And causes-club feet (unknown, possible causes: family hx, environmental factors, underlying developmental abnormality);cleft lip/ palate(genetic, environmental); spina bifida (malformation of neural tube); missing limbs (unknown, maternal exposure to chemicals or virus might be possible causes); Down syndrome ( chromosomal birth defect).
Answered on Aug 25, 2019

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