Diseases of pregnancy

Congenital malformations of the fetus

If a child is born with a defect, then it certainly throws parents into shock.They may feel their own guilt for what happened, and sometimes they even think that I would never be able to produce a completely healthy baby.

Congenital malformations of the fetus, diagnosis of fetal malformations

Unfortunately, no one in this life, and no one can certainly insure against disaster and the child may be born with abnormalities in absolutely every family.Even if both parents abuse alcohol, do not smoke and lead a healthy life, something that can complicate pregnancy and eventually be born a sick baby.According to statistics, about 5% of all newborns have congenital disease.In Russia, every year approximately 4,000 pregnancies terminated due to the fact that there are chromosomal abnormalities and malformations in the development of the fetus.It is imperative to observe the pregnant and to identify possible deviations as soon as possible, which will give parents the opportunity to obtain reliable information about what are the prospects of its development.

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own today congenital malformations of the fetus can be divided into two groups: the first is due to heredity, while others are acquired during development in the womb.Sometimes malformations can be triggered by hereditary factors, or the adverse external influences.To diagnose malformations is very difficult, as well as to understand their causes.To solve this problem, you should take into account the views of both obstetricians and geneticists and experts in prenatal diagnosis.

hereditary disease based on mutations, ie changes in the hereditary characteristics of an organism that occur as a result of restructuring in the structures responsible for the transmission and storage of genetic information.The most popular diseases of this type which are compatible with life, considered phenylketonuria, hemophilia, and Down syndrome.

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder, occurring once in the 700-800 cases.For the first time a disease has been recorded in the distant 1866, but only in 1959 was proved its relation with abnormal chromosome.Under the influence of still unexplained reasons during the maturation of the egg in the twenty-first pair of chromosomes instead of two, there are three chromosomes.In addition to physical abnormalities for people suffering from Down's syndrome, innate characteristic of dementia.The higher the age of the woman, the higher the probability of a child affected with the disease.Statistics eloquent - in 19-year-old girl once such cases are 1,600 cases, while for the 39-year-old women, the figure is 80. At risk are also those girls who become pregnant before the age of 16.

Fenilkutonuriya is a hereditary disease, which is related to the metabolism of phenylalanine (a kind of amino acids).The disease is accompanied by a rather strong variations in physical and mental development.Cases of this disease occur one time on 2000. In order to identify the disease, you need to make an examination of the child for 4-5 days after birth.In the case of confirmation of the diagnosis for a child steals a diet that allows you to prevent the development of disease.

Hemophilia is caused by a deficiency of blood clotting factors, and can be transmitted from mother to male children.Manifestation of the disease is the increased level of bleeding.

diseases may be caused by a genetic predisposition, that is, if you or your relatives are carriers of the disease, it is very high chances that it will suffer and your child.

By vices of this kind include:

  • Congenital heart problems
  • Extra fingers or legs
  • «cleft lip»
  • Dislocated hip

Speaking of risk, it is most likely at riskbecome parents sick child:

  • those who have already happened in the family or another disease transmitted by inheritance;
  • families that already have children suffering from congenital malformations;
  • woman, whose previous pregnancies ended unsuccessfully;
  • spouses who are in kinship;
  • women over the age of 35 and men over the age of 50 years;
  • people exposed to adverse factors.
author of the publication: Zoya Kiseleva

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