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Birth Defects

A birth defect is a form of abnormality suffered by a newborn. It can be a functional or structural or metabolic abnormality. It can be minor, serious or fatal. But it is wrong to assume that birth defects are rare. According to the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), three out of every 100 newborns suffer from a serious birth defect. Even healthy parents may have a child who has a birth defect. This is because there many factors that causes birth defects. There are genetic factors and environmental factors. In some cases, birth defects have no known cause. At present, this is the information that medical studies have found.

What about genetic birth defects?
What are the most commen Birth defects?

  

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