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    Kines 199 Spring 2018

Birth Defects

While still in the womb, some babies have problems with how their organs and body parts form, how they work, or how their bodies turn food into energy. These health problems are called birth defects. There are more than 4,000 different kinds of birth defects, ranging from minor ones that need no treatment to serious ones that cause disabilities or require medical or surgical treatment.

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This article talks about the different types and the different causes of birth defects. This connects to what we are learning this week because on Monday we went over different diseases that children can be born with. This specific article talks... more »This article talks about the different types and the different causes of birth defects. This connects to what we are learning this week because on Monday we went over different diseases that children can be born with. This specific article talks about both environment and genetic causes, which we also discussed in class. The article also suggests a list of possible precautions women should take if they are pregnant which is something we brainstormed on Monday. 01-24-2018 12:00am

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Comment by Maddie McEachern

I definitely think this source pertains to what we learned about in class this week because we learned about prenatal and postnatal development. This was a really informative website about birth defects and about the different types. One question... more »I definitely think this source pertains to what we learned about in class this week because we learned about prenatal and postnatal development. This was a really informative website about birth defects and about the different types. One question I had after reading the website was what other specific nutrients and foods are recommended to women who are pregnant, besides folic acid and iodine. 01-24-2018 9:21pm

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Comment by Sam Jones

This article definitley pertains to what we have been talking about in class because birth defects can fall under prenatal development as well as postnatal development. I like how it talked about metabolic birth defects because it is a term i had... more »This article definitley pertains to what we have been talking about in class because birth defects can fall under prenatal development as well as postnatal development. I like how it talked about metabolic birth defects because it is a term i had heard before but never really understood. A question I have after reading this article is, if expecting mothers do get tested and find out their child has a birth defect, does that directly affect the way the rest of their pregnancy goes (i.e are they more stressed? how will that added stress affect the baby? do they make more conscious life decisions?) 01-25-2018 10:10am

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