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What are some common baby deformities and their causes?

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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
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In brief: Spina bifida

Malformations occur in 4% of all pregnancies and can involve any organ system; spina bifida is a more common malformation involving lack of complete spine and/or skull formation.
The risk can be increased by low Folic Acid levels. Other malformations are increased among women who are overweight, have diabetes, or are on certain medications.

In brief: Spina bifida

Malformations occur in 4% of all pregnancies and can involve any organ system; spina bifida is a more common malformation involving lack of complete spine and/or skull formation.
The risk can be increased by low Folic Acid levels. Other malformations are increased among women who are overweight, have diabetes, or are on certain medications.
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