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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

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Meron Mesafint

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip/ palate is a birth defect that affects your upper lip and the roof of your mouth. What happens is the tissue that forms the roof of your mouth don't join the upper lip during birth. ultrasounds
or maybe until later in life
usually doctors can see cleft lip/palate after baby is born How is the birth defect mostly commonly diagnosed? Can a person with this birth defect live a normal life? CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE What it is: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOM/SIGNS Change in nose shape
Failure to gain weight
Feeding problems
Flow of milk through nasal passages during feeding
Poor growth
Repeated ear infections
Speaking problem what population does the birth defect most commonly affect Can it be prevented? How? Early during the pregnancy between six and nine weeks. unborn baby's and the baby can have a cleft lip, palate, or both. And it affects mostly baby's before birth. http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/cleft-lip-and-palate/overview.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/cleftlip.htmlhttp://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/cleft_lip_palate.html http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/cleftlip.htmlultrasounds How is the birth defect treated? surgery
Treatment Don't drink
Don't do drugs
Take prenatal vitamins Yes, but you really can't avoid people pointing it out
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