A 23-year-old female asked:
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experiences please! have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. what are your personal views on this. hard decision....

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
It's a hard decision: The odds of giving birth to a healthy baby is really really good. This is more true if one conceive at a younger age. If you are concerned about giving birth to an "unhealthy" child, consider genetic counseling. Based on your and your partner's personal, medical & family history, along with certain genetic tests as indicated, the counselor will be able to provide you more probable numbers.
Answered on Apr 23, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing.About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy.Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns i see are healthy.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013

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