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If u had fetus with a cleft palate or lip what would u do?

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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cleft lip and palate

If you have a fetus with a known cleft of the lip and / or palate you will want to get plugged in with a center that can help to evaluate for any associated conditions.
These teams usually consist of specialists including geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, speech therapists, and dentists. These teams can help with education and reassurance for the family.

In brief: Cleft lip and palate

If you have a fetus with a known cleft of the lip and / or palate you will want to get plugged in with a center that can help to evaluate for any associated conditions.
These teams usually consist of specialists including geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, speech therapists, and dentists. These teams can help with education and reassurance for the family.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get ready to help

Some clefts are associated with syndromes and some are isolated.
Having a syndrome ( e.g., stickler's) does not always mean having intellectual disability. A craniofacial team, like the one at lucille packard children's hospital, can help baby and family every step of the way. They can introduce the parents to families who have children with clefts and explain the usual course of treatments.

In brief: Get ready to help

Some clefts are associated with syndromes and some are isolated.
Having a syndrome ( e.g., stickler's) does not always mean having intellectual disability. A craniofacial team, like the one at lucille packard children's hospital, can help baby and family every step of the way. They can introduce the parents to families who have children with clefts and explain the usual course of treatments.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
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