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  1. Birth defects explained

    20 Dec 2018

    The cause of birth defects is often unknown, speak to your GP if you are at increased risk of having a baby with a congenital anomaly...

  2. Cri du chat syndrome

    16 Dec 2018

    Most children born with cri du chat syndrome have moderate intellectual disability, with varying degrees of speech delay and some health problems...

  3. Fragile X syndrome

    03 Dec 2018

    The facts about fragile X syndrome are complicated, and parents and family members are invited to ask their doctor to refer them to a genetics clinic...

  4. Prader-Willi syndrome

    13 Nov 2018

    A feature of Prader-Willi syndrome is the child's excessive appetite, which often leads to obesity...

  5. Rubella

    08 Nov 2018

    Rubella is a mild illness for most people, but very dangerous for pregnant women and their babies...

  6. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

    01 Nov 2018

    CAH is a rare genetic disorder, but it is well understood and treatment is readily available...

  7. Ambiguous genitalia

    01 Nov 2018

    The causes of ambiguous genitalia include genetic variations, hormonal imbalances and malformations of the fetal tissues that are supposed to evolve into genitals...

  8. Newborn bloodspot screening

    15 Aug 2018

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a newborn bloodspot screening test to identify those at risk of rare, but serious, medical conditions...

  9. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

    The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should avoid alcohol...

  10. Egg freezing

    27 Mar 2018

    You can freeze your eggs for medical reasons or for reasons that are more to do with your life circumstances...