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For many centuries birth defects defined as abnormalities ofstructure functions and chemistry due to prenatal causes were seen aswarnings or divine omens and children with birth defects were oftenconfused with mythological beings Birth Defects-Magills andWilson Interest for these damaged children goes back to at leastancient Egypt Wilson Before with less technology and scientificexplanations there were more skeptical reasons for a baby to be bornfaulty They blamed it as punishment for evil doings Sadly theynever thought of a reasonable explanation for the birth of a uniquebaby Contemporary society has changed that Now the study to birthdefects is known as teratology Wilson Being born with a birth defectcan change the whole outcome of a persons life since most of these arechronic meaning for their whole life-time Some of these irrevocableeffects are brutal but there are preventive measures to ease thepossibility of birth defects Although before the causes were ambiguousit is now known that the three main causes of birth defects are healthof the parents natural errors during meiosis and harmful substances The first cause for birth defects would be in general parents Lifebegins with the parents so it would be understandable to think thatbirth defects might also begin there Commencing everything would be the heredity For the baby to be createdgenes from parents are needed Obviously if those genes are bad to beginwith the outcome of after being conjoined leads to unorthodox resultsWhen one parent possesses a dominant mutant gene there is a 50 chancethis mutant gene will be transmitted to the offspring although if oneparent possesses a single recessive gene there is a 25 chance that thepregnancy will result in child with defect Birth Defects-Colliersand Birth Defects-Magills Heredity is a big part of this issueParents have to check their genes before sharing them in order to createa healthy life When the mother has diabetes the chance also increasesfor birth defects in the baby A mother with diabetes has increased riskof having a child with
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