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What Causes a Cleft Palate?

What Causes a Cleft Palate?

by Shearly (SU)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that in the United States, around 2,650 infants are born with a cleft palate every year, while 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip, either with or without a cleft palate. A cleft is one of the most common types of birth defects in the United States, and is also common around the world. Among some 15 types of clefts that affect the mouth and face, known as orofacial clefting, cleft lip and cleft palate account for between 50 percent and 80 percent of deformities experienced by infants, depending on the type.

My Baby has a Cleft Palate. What Now?

My Baby has a Cleft Palate. What Now?

by Shearly (SU)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that each year in the United States, about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate; and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects are commonly known as “orofacial clefts.”

Feel Back to Your Old Self with a Mommy-Makeover

Feel Back to Your Old Self with a Mommy-Makeover

by Shearly (SU)
We all have those days where we don’t feel confident in the way that we look. This feeling is especially present with women who have not fully lost baby weight from their pregnancies. For women, our bodies are always changing. After pregnancy, many women find that they don’t look or feel like themselves anymore. Stretched out skin and muscles, breasts that sag or lose volume, and pockets of fat that weren’t there before can put a real damper on your confidence.