Birth Prefect Effect

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In general, women who do not take care of their bodies before wanting to get pregnant and especially during the pregnancy will have a harder time carrying their baby and there will be more chances for birth defects. Women who do not care about the risks, which include smoking, drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, not exercising, not drinking enough water, and being in a polluted environment can result in birth defects for your baby. Women who are older and trying to get pregnant will have a harder time because they are not as fertile and have higher risks for birth defects in their babies because of the condition their bodies are in. Younger women have fewer chances of risks for birth defects in their babies because their body conditions are still …show more content…
Birth defects can affect a persons way of living, the family, the way that person functions, and their whole body. Certain risks can result in certain birth defects. Birth defects can develop from the actions that the mother takes while pregnant at any age. Depending on how well the mother takes care of her body can result in how healthy or not, the baby will turn out to be. One thing that is known though is that is you are younger in age, you are more likely to become pregnant and the healthier the baby will be if you take care of your body correctly. The older that you are, the harder it is to conceive and there are more risks that you will have a baby with birth …show more content…
Not taking pre-natal vitamins before you know you want to get pregnant and while you are pregnant can result in Spinal Bifida in the child due to a lack of folic acid intake. Birth defects can be detected before the baby is even more. Going to your doctors office and getting ultrasounds as often as needed is necessary to have a good and healthy pregnancy to make sure everything is going smoothly. While at the doctors office, they can detect any sort of birth defect findings from your responses to how well you are taking care of your body, what you are eating and drinking, how often you are exercising, and they can detect if anything is abnormal in your sonogram while having a visual of the baby and the mothers blood lab results. Doctors also give you much advice on how to care for yourself and the baby very early on in the pregnancy so mothers know exactly how to care for their bodies. If it is also a planned pregnancy and you are expecting to become pregnant soon, doctors will give you advice before hand to let you know what to expect, how to prep and care for your body, what vitamins to take, how to care for the baby, and how to prevent birth defects. The advice that doctors will give you when you go for your regular check ups

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