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Attend Hospital On Time And Eat Nutritious Foods To Avoid Congenital Abnormalities – Women Advised

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Women have been advised to be cautious of the kind of food they consume at their fertile age and also must frequently attend hospital to prevent congenital abnormalities, ailments caused by problems during the fetus’s development before birth indicating that it is important for parents to be healthy and have good medical care before and during pregnancy to reduce the risk of preventable congenital anomalies.


During Gye Nyame Fm’s Monday evening program Dubbed ‘You and Your Health” Chaired By Kwaku Mensah Abrampa, Madam Beatrice Bonna Tamea, a Midwife of the Sampa Government Hospital in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region indicated that birth defects, congenital disorders, or congenital malformations conditions develop prenatally and may be identified before or at birth, or later in life hence the need for parents, especially women to eat nutritious foods to prevent it.

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Madam Anna Bosomtwe, a pediatric nurse at the Sampa Government Hospital highlighted some congenital abnormalities related conditions which include cleft palate or cleft lip, a birth defect in which a baby’s roof of the mouth and upper lip doesn’t form completely and has an opening in it, Omphalocele, a birth defect of the abdominal wall, macrocephaly, a birth defect in which a baby’s head is larger than how it should be, esophageal atresia, a birth defect in which part of the baby’s esophagus does not develop properly, gastroschisis and many other abnormalities that affect the unborn baby as a result of a deficiency in food nutrients and folic acid for the body to grow as expected.

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Source: TodayGhanaMedia.com / Kwaku Mensah Abrampa

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