Downs of Birth Defects

So you have hopefully learned what causes birth defects and now are ready to learn the effects. Well lets start off with some numbers, shall we? About 150,000 babies are born with a birth defect each year!!!!! Wow thats alot of babies. Especially considering that over half won’t make it to their second year of life!!!! Yes it’s true. Birth defects typically lead to some sort of physical or mental disability. So what are the numbers for what is affected in the baby. Well look below!!

 

 So that should answer that question. Other effects include:

  • 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect in the us alone!
  • Most common type of defects are heart defects
  • These affect 1 in every 3 babies born with a birth defect
  • Metabolic defects affect 1 in every 3,500 babies

The effects are catastophic, but luckily there are solutions.

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