Fetal Abnormalities


What is a birth defect?

A birth defect or fetal abnormality is one that is present at birth that results in physical or mental disability or death. The abnormality may affect the child’s structure, ability to function or metabolism.

How common are these defects?

About one in every 33 births each year has some kind of birth defect. Since, birth defects are the leading cause of death in the first year of life, it is important that parents know about this aspect.

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