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Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Amniotic Fluid: Best discussed with your ob. Too much or too little amniotic fluid is associated with abnormalities in development and pregnancy complications. Differences in the amount of fluid may be the cause or the result of the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

Birth defects is a term for structural or functional abnormalities that a baby is be born with. These defects can be the result of genetic mutations or external insults to the developing fetus, such ...Read more


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Will your baby be born with a birth defect if you have low amniotic fluids in second trimester?

Will your baby be born with a birth defect if you have low amniotic fluids in second trimester?

Maybe,maybe not: The issue is a relative one & those with the poorest amniotic fluid /baby ratio are the ones most likely to have a defect. A GI tract not hooked up, kidneys that never formed or urine flow blockage are the most worrisome. If no kidneys, no pee, no cushion for baby to grow into & lungs are compressed & baby dies at birth.The GI tract & urine blockage can be fixed.Minor decreased fluid not a problm. ...Read more

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause birth defects?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause birth defects?

No.: Pid can prevent you from getting pregnant, but should not affect the fetus' risk of anatomical defects once pregnancy is achieved. Pid during pregnancy (in the first trimester) is very rare but could be an exception to the above rule, in that it can lead to miscarriage and birth defects. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent birth defects throughout your reproductive life! ...Read more

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If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth

If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism?  I want a en caul birth

Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80,000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor. ...Read more

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Is hirschsprung's disease a common birth defect?

Is hirschsprung's disease a common  birth defect?

Not so rare: It occurs in about 1 out of every 5,000 newborns and is most common in male babies. Some instances are familial. Down syndrome has fifteen fold increase in incidence of Hirschsprung's disease. ...Read more

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Could exposure to formaldehyde cause birth defects?

No: According to the national institute of health and our government who reviewed all the literature. The answer was there is little evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity. ...Read more

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Can mono cause birth defects?

No: From cdc: "there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.". ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Congenital abnormalities, commonly known as "birth defects," are structural conditions that are present from birth. Common abnormalities include limb or facial malformations, but may ...Read more