Birth defects are problems that exist in a person since birth. They usually develop in a baby when it's just a fetus in a womb. These defects can affect the appearance, organ function, and physical and mental development of babies. Genetic abnormalities, infections, or a reaction to certain medicines may cause these defects. Birth defects can be mild or severe, varying from person to person and depending on the cause of the defect. They can be treated through medications and surgeries, however, the method of treatment depends on the severity of the condition.
HOW IS BIRTH DEFECTS DIAGNOSED?
1 out of 33 babies are affected by this condition every year worldwide.