Club foot is a physical deformity that develops in-utero. About one
in 1,000 births are affected by the birth defect. Male children are
slightly more prone to the condition than female children.
Sarah Herron, a contestant on the hit television show The Bachelor, was born with only one arm. A condition known as amniotic band syndrome is to blame for the missing arm, but Sarah doesn’t consider her missing limb a setback at all.
A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart.
Some congenital heart disease conditions are mild enough to be left untreated without reducing lifespan or quality of life, though there are lifestyle changes and health care that must be taken into consideration. If the condition worsens, at any time, further medical treatment may be needed.
When it comes to better understanding a medical condition like congenital heart disease, often the basic fast facts are enough to give you the information you’re looking for. Here are the basic fast facts of congenital heart disease.
If your infant or child is experiencing increased fatigue, blue tinting of the skin or other conditions indicative of decreased or altered blood flow, the pediatrician may suggest testing for a congenital heart defect.
Most obstetricians and heart specialists don't have an explanation exactly why congenital
heart disease occurs, though there are some common causes or risk
factors that may contribute to the likelihood of CHD.
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is another name for a congenital heart
defect. The word congenital refers to the fact that the patient is born
with the condition.
The term cleft lip or cleft palate refers to a birth defect that affects the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth, known as the palate. In mild cases, the birth defect does not affect eating and can easily be repaired with simple cosmetic surgery.
Over the last decade, new technology has improved the methods of detection of fetal abnormalities, including Down syndrome. Many but not all fetuses with Down syndrome have one or more so called 'markers' on ultrasound.