Birth Defects in Newborns

Birth defect is a problem that occurs when a baby is developing in the womb and may affect how the body looks or works. Most birth defects happen during the first three months of pregnancy. If a baby is born with a part of the body that is malformed, it is called a structural birth defect and most common type of structural defect includes heart defects. Others include spine bifida, cleft bifida, cleft palate, clubfoot, and congenital dislocated hip.


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