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Breech Baby Birth Defects
Moxibustion: I wanted to add a traditional chinese medicine option to the excellent ideas provided by dr. Collins & dr. Livingston. Moxibustion (heated mugworth)is applied to major acupuncture points to assist the baby in moving from a breech position to a head down position. This site explains: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2-4$ of all babies.: 2-4% of all babies are born with a major or minor birth defect. This is not your fault, however recurrence can be prevented with certain cardiac and neural tube defects (among the more common and serious) by taking 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily for the rest of your reproductive life (i.e. Until menopause/hysterectomy/bilateral tubal ligation). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask many people: It's important for expectant couples to ask their families about offspring that had birth defects or died as babies; they should obtain information about genetic conditions associated with their heritage. They need to openly discuss toxins to which they were exposed or illnesses they had prior to or during pregnancy. The OB can use the information to order genetic evaluation, screening tests, us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time for consultatn: I would consult with your OB about available forms of testing. There are both screening and more specific tests for a variety of issues. High resolution ultrasound can detect many structural defects while blood tests or amniocentesis can detect others. There is no overall test that could guarantee a given baby does a problem that is missed by the usual screening. ...Read more
Rarely: The biological clock women face is not as harsh on males.The difference comes with how the sperm is generated vs the egg.New sperm come from stem cells & males can produce healthy sperm well into there 60's, while women are born with all the eggs they will ever have.The egg must survive the years of moms toxic exposures & remain good.Any bad sperm don't swim as well as the good ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any number of issues: babies born from cosanguinity ( meaning from "blood relation" -- being from the same kinship as another person) are at risk for issues that can affect any organ system. Babies should be followed in-utero by a perinatologist and geneticist as well as genetics consult after birth depending on birth issues or issues during pregnancy. Talk with your OB & pediatrician for more info. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my nephew was born yesterday with this birth defect I know the basics but has anyone else had a baby born with this?
?: What birth defect? You didn't say in your question. ...Read more
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