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First baby born with birth defects and died after delivery.Will second one have same problem.Nobody has defects in the family?

First baby born with birth defects and died after delivery.Will second one have same problem.Nobody has defects in the family?

More info needed: I would add that it depends on the type of defects present and whether the risk is based in genetic inheritance. If there was a pregnancy related cause, your OB Gyn physician can further advise. Many healthy infants are born to mothers with a similar history, but more information is needed to answer. ...Read more

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Can a new born child get polio from their parents ?

Can a new born child get polio from their parents ?

Yes: If the parents have never been immunized and have active polio and do not practice careful personal hygiene, they can pass polio to their newborn. ...Read more

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Mom had an extra digit at birth, brother had congenital disability, what are the risk factors?

Mom had an extra digit at birth, brother had congenital disability, what are the risk factors?

Varies: The extra digit issue is usually an autosomal dominant trait with variable presentation.It can skip a generation and theoretically 50% of the offspring would carry the gene.The disability in the brother is unrelated and more information on his disability would be needed for comment. ...Read more

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First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient. Should they try for their second baby?

First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient.  Should they try for their second baby?

Manageable defect: Of the metabolic defects out there for one to have, g6pd is at least manageable thru your lifetime & compatible with a wonderful life. A couple with one g6pd kid is at risk for the same defect for any pregnancy. They can also produce a carrier or kid free from the gene.Knowing ahead of time puts the family in a good position to make that sort of choice. ...Read more

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What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

Age 4-7: Children will normally begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4-7. The lower two front teeth should be the first to go. As long as the order of the tooth loss and adult replacement proceeds normally, the actual age of loss shouldn't matter. Enjoy! ...Read more

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M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

Yes, but:: The risk has more to do with parents maintaining an "obese lifestyle." the interesting thing is, when obese children go to a weight reduction camp, come back slimmer and maintain healthy weight a year later, their parents are statistically more likely to lose weight as well, by being influenced by changes in the child's routine. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born bottom first ie (breach birth)?

Can a baby be born bottom first ie (breach birth)?

Yes: And it happens many, many times requiring either external rotation or more commonly cesarean section. ...Read more

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What is effect on kids if 3 born from different marriages and mom on her fourth?

What is effect on kids if 3 born from different marriages and mom on her fourth?

Probable confusion: Plus a distorted view about marriage as they grow up. Problems organiizing time with their respective fathers, who may or may not want to be involved with their children. Can lead to anger and frustration in the kids. At risk for inadequate structure in their lives with associated problems such as poor reformance in school, truancy etc.. ...Read more

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What genetic birth defects are associated when two first cousins have a baby?

What genetic birth defects are associated when two first cousins have a baby?

Autosomal recessive: There is increased risk of autosomal recessive type genetic disorders when close family members have a baby together. There are many of them but some examples include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease. ...Read more

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What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

Pre-marital genetic : Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation.In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population. ...Read more

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Is it true that second child born to diabetic parents become diabetic when compared to first child?

Is it true that second child born to diabetic parents become diabetic when compared to first child?

Not really: Children of diabetic parents, specifically type 2 diabetes, are at an increased risk to develop diabetes, but i'm not aware of any evidence that says the birth order influences that risk. ...Read more

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If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?

Consultation needed: Some anomalies are sporadic,like toe amputations from amniotic bands, while others like cleft lip/palate have a recurrence risk.Most children's hospitals or medical schools have a medical geneticist on staff who can help. A review of the anomaly and both family histories can help define your risks of a repeat, or any other learking issue. ...Read more

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Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Can we avoid mental retarded state of child born with cousin marriage?

Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read more

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My baby's father was born with severe optic ptosis. What are the chances of my baby being born with the same condition?

My baby's father was born with severe optic ptosis. What are the chances of my baby being born with the same condition?

Congenital ptosis: (1 of 3) i assume you mean congenital eyelid ptosis (CP) when you mention 'optic ptosis'. Although some congenital cases of CP have been mapped to certain abnormal genes and display autosomal dominant genetics (50% chance of passing to child), the vast majority of cases are sporadic. There are only 2 large studies on the incidence of cp, the risk of a child being born with CP is 1:552 - 1:842. ...Read more

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What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

Usually 3-5%: Heart defects occur in 0.8% of all babies. They occur in 3-5% of all first degree relatives of people with congenital heart defects. Some of this depends on your first baby's defect. There are some defects that are associated with specific genetic abnormalities, in which case the risk would be higher. ...Read more

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Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Who takes care of your baby if he's born premature?

Depends: Minor prematurity is often managed by the pediatrician but for sick or more premature babies the neonatologist often will take care of the baby until such time the baby can be cared for by the pediatrician. ...Read more