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Esophageal atresia

Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect of the digestive system characterized by the improper development of the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There are several types of esophageal atresia including one in which the...

Diaphragmatic Hernia

Diaphragmatic hernia is a serious congenital (present at birth) defect characterized by an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that helps a baby breathe. Through this opening part of the organs from the belly (stomach, liver, spleen and intestines)...

Clubfoot

Clubfoot is characterized by a range of congenital (present at birth) foot abnormalities in which a baby’s foot is twisted out of shape or position. Clubfoot is a fairly common birth defect, and usually occurs in otherwise healthy babies. Cause Anti-depressants: The...

Anencephaly

Anencephaly belongs to the neural tube birth defect category and is identified by the absence of a large part of the baby’s brain and skull. This devastating, fatal birth defect occurs early in the unborn baby’s development.   Causes Anti-depressants: A study...

Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a craniofacial defect that causes one or more of the sutures of a baby’s head to close earlier than normal during development. Sutures are the connections that separate each of the individual skull bones in a baby’s head. A baby with...

Intestinal Defects

Intestinal Defects Birth defects linked to the use of SSRIs during pregnancy are not limited to defects to the heart or brain. Your child may also suffer from defects in the intestines. A birth defect can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. In many cases, organs...