Mothers Health issues to affect congenital deformity in new born
Congenital deformities are strongly linked to parents genetic makeup and mothers health condition according to a study conducted by King George Medical College. Out of 7000 deliveries 94 hadcongenital deformities i.e 1.3%. researchers said that the common congenital deformities among new-borns were clubfoot, cleft palate, spina bifida (a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord are not properly formed) and even heart defects. Factors such as marriages within same (extended) families, diabetes, hypertension, gestational diabetes and uncontrolled sugar levels among mothers have been linked to congenital deformities.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)