Risk Factors for Congenital conditions


About risk factors: Risk factors for Congenital conditions are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Congenital conditions makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Congenital conditions. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Congenital conditions. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Congenital conditions in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Maternal age is one of the risk factors for certain types of birth defects. It's even more important for women who are in their 30s or 40s to see their health care providers before pregnancy and to go for regular prenatal visits throughout the pregnancy. 1

1. excerpt from Prenatal Care: NWHIC

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