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Her excitement was tempered by fear that the baby might have contracted Zika, which can cause microcephaly and other birth defects.
The neonatologist or someone with a similar background may assist during a delivery if the child has birth defects or injuries.
In the continental United States, there have been 98 live births and nine pregnancy losses involving birth defects associated with Zika, the C.D.C. said.
An example of this is thalidomide, a sedative prescribed in the 1960s for morning sickness; later, it was found to cause birth defects.
Were the birth defects just never noticed before, or did the virus somehow change?
Mosquitoes can spread a number of illnesses including Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects if women are infected during pregnancy.
Born with a birth defect that forever puts her at a distance from her family and friends and that requires her to always be detached from other people, Jane finds ways to make connections anyway, and her bond with nature is pure and unbroken.
Nationwide, Ismawati estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 people are suffering from mercury poisoning and another 10,000 to 20,000 children have birth defects from exposure in the womb.
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