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If a baby has a multifactorial birth defect did the mom do something wrong?

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In brief: No

No birth defects are the result of either parent doing anything wrong.

In brief: No

No birth defects are the result of either parent doing anything wrong.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: No!

Most birth defects are accidents that occur very early in the development of the baby during pregnancy and are not because the mom did "something wrong".
It is very common for women to think that maybe they did something wrong to cause a birth defect, but it is usually not true.

In brief: No!

Most birth defects are accidents that occur very early in the development of the baby during pregnancy and are not because the mom did "something wrong".
It is very common for women to think that maybe they did something wrong to cause a birth defect, but it is usually not true.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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