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Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: PREMATURITY

It depends on several factors.
Birth defects are common among small premies when the mother got sick or exposed to rubella for example during the first trimester. Those born with less problems grow up normal.

In brief: PREMATURITY

It depends on several factors.
Birth defects are common among small premies when the mother got sick or exposed to rubella for example during the first trimester. Those born with less problems grow up normal.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Backwards logic

While some babies with birth defects are more likely to be born prematurely, prematurity itself does not cause birth defects.

In brief: Backwards logic

While some babies with birth defects are more likely to be born prematurely, prematurity itself does not cause birth defects.
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