Cleft Lip

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Please Help - April 27

I am wondering if anyone has had a baby with a cleft lip? Is this from drinking alcohol in the 1st trimester? I was drinking shots of liquor before I knew I was preg. I had a perfectly healthy sonogram at 20 wks. But I was wondering if it's possible that they didn't detect a cleft lip. I even asked my doctor when I showed her the pictures if it looks like the baby has a cleft lip and she said "no" . Could she have missed it, and how easy are facial abnormalities to detect at 20 week ultrasound????

 

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Stephanie - April 28

I am pretty sure that your child is fine. If your doctor did not see anything in the ultrasound you baby is doing okay. Almost seven years ago, I was in the same boat, I was drinking like a fish and did not know that I was pregnant and my daughter was perfectly fine. Obviously I quit drinking right when I found out. And mind you, I was drinking quite heavily. Good Luck to you and your baby should be just fine. The healthy U/S that you had shows it.

 

Please Help - April 28

Stephanie, how far along were you when you found out you were pregnant? What were you drinking? Shots of liquor or beer?

 

Maleficent - April 28

if the utlra sound shows no problem then don't worry. it's a pretty obvious deformity.

 

chel - April 28

One of my friends had a baby last year with a cleft lip. They had no idea about it until the baby was born. It would not show up on an U/S. He did fine. He had surgery when he was 3 months old and you can't even tell he ever had a cleft lip. The doctor told her it was caused by abnormal formation during early pregnancy, and nothing she did would have caused or prevented it.

 

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