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What percent of babies have a birth defect?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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