Every pregnant woman is at risk for a possible birth defect. In fact, 95 % of neural tube defects (NTDs) occur in women with no personal or family history of NTDs.
Sometimes when you're over the age of 35 you have a higher risk of developing other medical conditions during pregnancy. Like diabetes of pregnancy, or hypertension of pregnancy, or preeclampsia.
The baby will be given general anesthesia which will put the baby to sleep for the entire operation. A breathing tube will be inserted through the mouth and down the throat to help the baby breathe during the operation.
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