Problems with the baby: Birth defectsPProblems with the baby: Birth defectsProblems with the baby: Birth defectsEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000044.0000000000000253.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about problems that can arise with your baby during pregnancy. Congenital abnormalities, otherwise known as birth defects, are discussed.</p><p>While the majority of pregnancies will result in the birth of a healthy baby, in rare cases, things can go wrong with the baby's growth or development. This can be scary for many parents but often there is effective treatment to manage their baby's condition.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A baby may have developmental problems in one or more of their organ systems, known as congenital abnormalities, or "birth defects."</li> <li>Birth defects and fetal growth restriction sometimes arise when the pregnant mother is exposed to harmful substances called teratogens.</li> <li>Surgery and other forms of medical therapy can be very helpful in the treatment of some birth defects.</li></ul>
Troubles affectant le bébéTTroubles affectant le bébéProblems with the baby: Birth defectsFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000044.0000000000000253.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les troubles pouvant affecter le bébé en gestation. Cette section fournit de l’information sur les anomalies congénitales, également appelées déficiences de naissance.</p><p>Alors que la majorité des grossesses se terminent par la naissance d’un bébé en santé, dans de rares cas, des événements anormaux entravent la croissance ou le développement du bébé. Ceci peut être effrayant pour certains parents, mais bien souvent il existe un traitement efficace pour gérer la condition de leur bébé.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Un bébé peut présenter des problèmes développementaux dans l’un ou plusieurs de ses systèmes d’organes, connus comme des anomalies congénitales ou des malformations.</li> <li>Les anomalies congénitales et de croissance fœtale sont quelquefois causés par des substances néfastes (ou tératogènes) auxquelles la mère enceinte a été exposée. </li> <li>Les interventions chirurgicales et d’autres formes de thérapies médicales peuvent être très utiles dans le traitement de certaines anomalies.</li></ul>

 

 

Problems with the baby: Birth defects370.000000000000Problems with the baby: Birth defectsProblems with the baby: Birth defectsPEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-10T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000044.0000000000000253.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about problems that can arise with your baby during pregnancy. Congenital abnormalities, otherwise known as birth defects, are discussed.</p><p>While the majority of pregnancies will result in the birth of a healthy baby, in rare cases, things can go wrong with the baby's growth or development. This can be scary for many parents but often there is effective treatment to manage their baby's condition.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A baby may have developmental problems in one or more of their organ systems, known as congenital abnormalities, or "birth defects."</li> <li>Birth defects and fetal growth restriction sometimes arise when the pregnant mother is exposed to harmful substances called teratogens.</li> <li>Surgery and other forms of medical therapy can be very helpful in the treatment of some birth defects.</li></ul> <p>Pregnancy is a normal life event. Eighty-five per cent of all pregnancies have normal outcomes. The remaining 15% of pregnancies may be high-risk to some degree but still the vast majority will result in a healthy baby. However, in rare circumstances, things can go wrong with the baby’s growth or development during pregnancy. The baby may have developmental problems in one or more of their organ systems. These are called congenital abnormalities, otherwise known as birth defects. About 3% of all births are affected by birth defects. The baby may also have fetal growth restriction, which leads to a low birth weight.</p><p>Birth defects and fetal growth restriction sometimes arise when the pregnant mother is exposed to harmful substances called teratogens. These include infections and certain medications, chemicals, alcohol, and recreational drugs. Birth defects may also be caused by chromosome or genetically determined disorders. However, in 40% to 60% of all birth defects, the cause remains unknown.</p><p>Some birth defects can present obvious social challenges for the baby’s parents, and for the child themselves as they get older, especially if the condition is left untreated. Parents usually dream of having a "perfect" baby, and they may feel disappointed when they realize that their baby has a birth defect. They may go through many emotions, including shock, denial, sadness, and anger, before they can finally accept what is happening. Parents often do not realize that surgery and other forms of medical therapy can be very helpful in the treatment of some birth defects.</p><p>For information about caring for a baby who has health issues related to development during pregnancy, see <a href="/Article?contentid=462&language=English">Caring for the Very Ill Newborn Baby</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Problems_with_the_baby_birth_defects.jpgProblems with the baby: Birth defects

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