Ancephaly baby Birth deformities serious birth defect

(1) it type of natural tube defect (NTD)

How common is anencephaly?
About one out of every 5,000 to 10,000 babies is born with anencephaly, and the condition affects baby girls more often than boys.

Most pregnancies with anencephaly end in miscarriage or stillbirth. Women who have had another child with an NTD, such as spina bifida, have a higher risk of conceiving a child with anencephaly.

Anencephaly birth defect

Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD). As the neural tube forms and closes, it helps form the baby’s brain and skull (upper part of the neural tube), spinal cord, and back bones (lower part of the neural tube).

Anencephaly happens if the upper part of the neural tube does not close all the way. This often results in a baby being born without the front part of the brain (forebrain) and the thinking and coordinating part of the brain (cerebrum). The remaining parts of the brain are often not covered by bone or skin.
(3) Ancephaly baby born after some time death
Fact – Mother eats drinking,
-certain medicine uses during pregnancy
[prevention]: During pregnancy time antenatal visit
— pregnancy during folic acid vitamin tablet use
—regular sonography

How does anencephaly occur?

Sometimes called “open skull,” anencephaly happens when the upper part of the neural tube doesn’t close completely during the baby’s development. The neural tube is a flat piece of tissue that grows into a tube and forms the brain and spinal cord. Without a closed tube, the brain and skull don’t develop.

Like all neural tube defects, anencephaly occurs during the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy. The rest of the baby’s body continues to form and grow as the pregnancy progresses.

Causes and Prevention

The causes of anencephaly among most infants are unknown. Some babies have anencephaly because of a change in their genes or chromosomes. Anencephaly might also be caused by a combination of genes and other factors, such as the things the mother comes in contact with in the environment or what the mother eats or drinks, or certain medicines she uses during pregnancy.


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