Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 9 months ago

How likely is it that my second child could have a birth defect ?

I was born with a cleft lip and palate but NOBODY else in my family had one, it was only me who was born with one. I had a baby who was luckily born without one. How likely is it that my second or third baby could have it?

5 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    talk with the doctor who is taking care of you during this pregnancy.

  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Perfect question for the genetics people

  • 9 months ago

    Cleft palate is primarly due to folic acid deficiency during pregnancy. Unless you have a genetic disease that causes maxillofacial abnormilities, you can all but eliminate it as a birth defect by taking pre-natal vitamins.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    it's an X-linked recessive gene. so your baby's father is likely dominant, so none of your children (with this man) will have a cleft palate.

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  • no
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    you'd have to undergo bloodwork to know

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