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Serious Birth Defect Occurring More Frequently in Canada

It’s a puzzle medical professionals are struggling to solve. Experts don’t know why a serious birth defect is happening with more frequency in Canada. This congenital condition is called gastroschisis and manifests with infants born with their intestines protruding from a hole in the abdominal wall. Other vital organs including the liver and stomach can also be found outside of their bodies at birth.

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Researchers: Birth Defect Risk For Zika-Infected Pregnant Women About 1-in-100

As Zika Virus cases continue to climb around the world, the biggest concern is for pregnant women. And while the information from health officials has been slow, one study out of Paris, France is shedding some light on the birth defect risks.

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CDC Issues Travel Warning After First Baby Born In The U.S With Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) is asking pregnant women to consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing after a baby whose mom contracted the disease in Brazil was born in Hawaii with microcephaly.

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Little Fighter with Severe Congenital Disorder Defying the Odds

Like most parents, Jessica and Josh Swainston were excited to discover they were having a baby. But when they went to their first prenatal appointment, the Swainstons were given some heartbreaking news about their soon-to-be third child.

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Baby Boy born with Bundle of Nerves on his Back

On January 23rd when Mershell Wallace gave birth to a baby boy, both doctors and the mother were stunned as the infant appeared to have a conjoint twin on his back. But surprisingly, the mass is not a partially formed limb of a twin but bundle of nerve tissues.

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Seizure Medication Linked To Cleft Lip

Doctors are being warned about the seizure medication topiramate, which is marketed as Topamax, and pregnant woman. Taking this medication has been linked to an increased risk of cleft lip in developing infants.