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?
- PatriciaLv 79 months ago
talk with the doctor who is taking care of you during this pregnancy.
- TulipLv 79 months ago
Perfect question for the genetics people
- PhilipthepaleLv 79 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.
- SandyLv 79 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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- noLv 69 months ago
you'd have to undergo bloodwork to know