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How To Detect Cleft Lip Early In Pregnancy
6 weeks pregnant. Been taking lamotrigine 50 mg since mid february. Could my baby already developed a cleft lip/pallate? At this early in pregnancy?
Unlikely: While many anti-epileptic drugs do have an increased risk of birth defects, Lamictal has not yet been shown to have any issues despite extensive testing. Do also keep in mind that seizures themselves are harmful to the fetus, and continuing your medication is critical. I would highly recommend seeing your neurologist on a regular basis during your pregnancy to make sure that blood levels are ok. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
If my baby has a cleft lip/palate is there anyway to tell through ultrasounds? And when did he/she develop it in utero? Early in the start whileformin
Depends on variables: Facial and palatal structures form over the 5th-10th weeks and clefting in either or both structures is evident during this process. Depending on the skill and equipment of the ultrasound tech, the cleft lip and palate may be seen. A cleft lip can occur without a cleft palate as can the opposite. Some minor clefting is hard to detect until delivery. ...Read more
My baby will have a Microarray analysis b/c he was born with a cleft lip/palate. Doc also noticed upslanting & epicanthal folds. Will test detect DS?
Yes: Your concern is Down's and this will be detected with a chromosomal analysis The condition is caused by an extra chromosome #21. Looking for this is now routine and will answer the question for you. ...Read more
Medical Team: Cleft lip and palate repair requires a medical team made up of several specailists. The end goal is to surgically repair the defect in a way that maintains functionality of lips, palate, and associated structures, as well as to create an esthetic looking result. Repair may includes surgery and may require appliance wear as well as other therapies along the way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Birth defect: A cleft is a birth defect that occurs when the tissues of the lip and/or palate of the fetus do not fuse very early in pregnancy. A cleft lip, sometimes referred to as a harelip, is an opening in the upper lip that can extend into the base of the nostril. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reference quotes 4%: If you haven't done so already it is often helpful to parents to explore the risks associated with pregnancy with their dr or a genetic counselor. The frequency of some unexpected outcome in any pregnancy approaches 4%. A detailed look at the family tree on both sides may help u . Your risk in a 2nd pregnancy would push your risk of a surprise higher than that 4% but the CP risk would stay at 4%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
~6%: Parent to child risk can best be calculated with a thorough review of the family tree and input from both sides of the family.A single affected patent will have ~6% risk per pregnancy if the other parent is not affected. Be aware that any pregnancy has some risk of a surprise at dellivery. A consultation with a genetic counselor could review all your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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