Something is wrong with Baby

Explanations of causes of inherited and sporadic problems

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What caused my baby's problem? Will it happen again?

Many babies are born with some type of problem. The heart or cardiovascular system is most often affected. There are many different causes of problems but problems are either inherited or they occur in an individual pregnancy because of conditions occurring at the time of the pregnancy. Either type can recur of the cause is not understood and where possible, corrected.

Whenever things go wrong and a baby is born with imperfections, it is a tragedy for the couple and their family. At some stage they will want to know what went wrong? Could it have been avoided? Will it happen again?

If your Baby has abnormalities and dies

When babies die at birth or late in pregnancy, it is traumatic and can haunt the couple for a very long time. It is important for your grief that you hold your baby and later have a burial or special ceremony to celebrate your baby's life. Have the hospital staff take photos so that you can always retain the memory of your child. Ask the hospital to refer you to counselling services.

The wonder of the Human Form

Pause for a moment to think of the complexity of the human form. Think of the intricacy and beauty of the eyes, the ears, the mouth and the hands and feet. Now consider that beyond what we see is an extraordinarily complex design of cells and tissues. These provide the inner structure and function. And this complex individual grows from a single cell, the fertilised egg!

Tests and Autopsy

I suggest that you consent to any tests that are offered to you, especially to an autopsy and chromosome analysis. The tests and autopsy will often disclose the cause of your baby's problems. This will help you greatly when you decide to try to conceive again.

Time for Grief

Take time to grieve for the loss of this child before you attempt to conceive again. This will help you both physically and emotionally.


Causes of Problems

Abnormalities are caused by one of the following:

  • Defective Genes: Defective genes can cause abnormalities in babies. There will often have been another occurrence of this problem in the family. If there has been no previous problem in your family and you are not closely related yet have been told that you both carry an exceptionally rare gene, please contact me for an alternative explanation. My Email consultations are inexpensive and can save you pain and heart-ache.

  • Abnormalities in the structure of Chromosomes:
    Your baby's chromosomes were tested and found to be abnormal. Perhaps you were told there was a translocation, deletion or ring chromosome. You will have had your own chromosomes tested. If your chromosomes are normal, you might be told that you will have no future problems. This advice is not always accurate and I urge you to contact me for an
    EMAIL consultation especially if either of you has been exposed to toxic chemicals or radiation, social or medicinal drugs, or have a dietary deficiency.

  • Abnormalities in the number of chromosomes:
    Trisomy 13, trisomy 18, trisomy X and trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) are each due to the baby having an extra chromosome. Monosomy X is due to the loss of a sex chromosome. Each of these is caused by an error of cell division, usually in the division that produces the unfertilised egg. Errors occur because of the physiological conditions in mother's body. If they occur once they can occur again. It is important to rectify the unbalanced body physiology. Purchase
    IT TAKES TWO (hard copy or e-book) or contact me for counselling to discover how to overcome future problems.

  • Exposure to Teratogens:
    Most people will have heard of thalidomide, the drug that caused "amputation" abnormalities in babies. Other drugs and chemical exposures can cause abnormalities in babies. Be sure that neither you or your partner is exposed prior to or during conception. Your partner can transfer chemicals to you in SEMEN.
    IT TAKES TWO has information about chemicals that can cause abnormalities.

  • Dietary Deficiencies:
    Dietary deficiencies can cause abnormal development. There is an awareness of the importance of Folic Acid in pregnancy but this is only one of our many dietary needs. Have your diet and lifestyle evaluated on line to avoid possible problems. You need to have a high quality diet not only to avoid problems but to give your baby the best possible start in life. Your diet during your pregnancy could influence the chances of your child developing heart disease, diabetes or other illnesses later in his or her life!



The Lifestyle Doctor, Adelaide, South Australia Phone 08 8355 4187