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Most Common Birth Defects

Most Common Birth Defects

The three most common birth defects are heart defects, cleft palates, and Down syndrome.

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Alcohol and Drug Related Birth Defects

Each year between 1,000 and 6,000 babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Other problems stem from recreational drugs, prescription drugs, cocaine and hard substances.

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Baby Acne Treatment

Baby acne clears up within a few weeks without much treatment. Simply wash your baby's face once a day with warm water and gently pat it dry.

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Baby Urinary Tract Infection

If you think your baby has a UTI, contact your pediatrician immediately. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics--make sure your baby takes the full dose. If the UTI doesn't go away, your baby will need IV-fed antibiotics in the hospital.

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Baby's Flu Treatment

The best treatment for the flu is plenty of rest and liquids. If your baby is older, you may use medication. But consult your pediatrician first. If your baby's fever is higher than 101 or the flu lasts more than 3 days, visit the pediatrician.

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Benefits of Genetic Counseling

A genetic counselor can predict the likelihood of your baby being born with a genetic birth defect. People with a family history of hereditary birth defects and women over 35 are more at risk for babies with genetic defects.

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Benefits of Good Hygiene in Pregnancy

To avoid dangerous infections, practice excellent hygiene by avoiding contact with sick people, raw and uncleaned vegetables, raw meat and kitty litter.

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Biliblanket for Infant Jaundice

Your doctor may prescribe the biliblanket as an alternative and/or additional treatment for you child's jaundice. This system uses fiber optics and represents advanced technology in phototherapy treatment given in the hospital or at home.

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Causes of Baby Acne

Baby acne looks and acts like adult acne. It's caused by lingering maternal hormones that cross into the baby through the placenta. The hormones stimulate the oil glands. The acne appears around the 3 week mark, and is more common in male babies.

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Could Your Baby Have Hives or Eczema?

Hives are welt-like and resemble mosquito bites. Eczema is a red scaly or flaky rash. They may be a result of sensitive skin, but often hives and eczema result from an allergic reaction.

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