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What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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What percent of babies have a birth defect?

What percent of babies have a birth defect?

About 3%: About 3 out of every 100 babies are born with some type of birth defect. Some can be very minor, and some are more serious. Some disease (like diabetes in the mother), or use of some medications in pregnancy can increase the risk of a baby having a birth defect. ...Read more

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What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

See below:: 1 % of pregnant women have too much amniotic fluid. In some women, fluid builds up slowly or quickly. This can happen at 16 weeks of pregnancy, and it usually causes very early birth. What problems can polyhydramnios cause? Polyhydramnios may increase the risk of these problems during pregnancy: prematurity, abruption, prom, stillbirth, post part. Hemorrhage & fetal malposition. ...Read more

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How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

Depends: Upon how well their glucose is controlled. Work w/your doctor to keep yours as normal as possible. ...Read more

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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement or simply get in the way of a baby being able to flip on its own. This is a rare cause of breech though. ...Read more

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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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What is the average lifespan of baby born with trisomy 13, patau syndrome?

What is the average lifespan of baby born with trisomy 13, patau syndrome?

Days/weeks.: Stillbirth (see picture) is very common. Of liveborns, 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months. Severe intellectual disability, seizures, and failure to thrive are noticeable in survivors over 1 year of age. No interventions for fetal benefit are ethically justifiable during pregnancy (no cesarean section, no fetal monitoring indicated). ...Read more

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Why are some babies are born with birth defects ?

Why are some babies are born with birth defects ?

Many reasons.: Genetic, environmental, drug teratogenicity, accidental factors all can cause birth defects. 2-4% of all liveborns in the us have a major or minor anomaly at birth. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily starting at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent >90% of open neural tube defects and >75% of cardiac defects! ...Read more

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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What birth defects can an inbred baby be born with?

What birth defects can an inbred baby be born with?

Too many to list: If you mean what could be wrong, the list is endless. We are each thought to carry recessive genes for up to 4 metabolic mistakes, stuff that may only show up in 1/50,000 births. If we have kids with a close relative, it is more likely one of those defects will show up. There are in excess of 250 metabolic problems (like PKU) known. ...Read more

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Whats the percentage that have birth defects?

Whats the percentage that have birth defects?

3 to 4 %: The comprehensive NIH study of 50,000 pregnancies with infants followed up to the age of 7 years revealed approximately 3 to 4 % major birth defects in the neonatal period (not including genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis), defined as a condition requiring surgery, causing a significant cosmetic problem, or a significant functional problem. By age 7 years, the percentage of affected was 7% ...Read more

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What is the percentage/risk of one or more babies having cerebral palsy with triplets?

What is the percentage/risk of one or more babies having cerebral palsy with triplets?

3.1% for all & 8% : For 1 triplet to have cp. Drops in blood flow/oxygen to the fetal brains any time during pregnancy, but most commonly near the end of the 2nd trimester through labor & delivery increase the risk, as does delivery at. ...Read more

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Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Actually...: ...Most severely malformed babies are miscarried rather than aborted on purpose. They usually die in utero before maturity. As for elective abortion, it is a deeply personal, difficult decision. I would hesitate to say that "most" babies found to be deformed on prenatal tests are aborted, but it is certainly an option many consider. ...Read more

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What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more

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What are the odds that my child will be born with birth defects?

What are the odds that my child will be born with birth defects?

2-4% like EV1 else.: All couples have a 2-4% risk of congenital defects in their offspring. Some have increased risk - e.g. Obese mothers, pregestational diabetics, epileptics, women with previously affected children etc. Take Folic Acid 1-5mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life to decrease the risk of preterm birth and certain serious congenital defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, heart anomalies)! ...Read more

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What is the risk of birth defects in children up for adoption overseas?

What is the risk of birth defects in children up for adoption overseas?

What is the risk?: I seriously doubt that this question can be correctly answered. Overseas, can be anywhere in the world beyond the east coast and the west coast. The risk of birth defects vary widely through out the world. Adding each country's incidence and averaging them out would not give you a reliable answer. Limiting the geographical area of your querry may give you a better response. ...Read more

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What are the main complications with delivery of a macrosomic baby?

What are the main complications with delivery of a macrosomic baby?

Lots: Shoulder Dystocia, Clavicular fracture, nerve damage to extremity, persistent low blood sugars, infection ...Read more

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Will every triplet or twin in identical births have the same developmental disability?

Will every triplet or twin in identical births have the same developmental disability?

Identical twins: With genetically "identical twins", the positions in the uterus can produce different birth deformities on occasion, with limb compression over time, neurologic deficits can occur. The genetic makeup of identical twins or triplets generally confers the same potential for other medical problems. ...Read more

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What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades of pediatric practice I have never seen or heard of a kid born with a full set of teeth.In that time I have had 4-5 born with 1 or 2. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

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Breech Delivery (Definition)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb ...Read more