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WA Register of Developmental Anomalies

For Parents

Every parent hopes that their baby will be healthy. Some babies are born with developmental anomalies such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome or phenylketonuria (PKU).

Small child

Parents who have a child who has a developmental anomaly often have many questions including

  • Why does my child have an anomaly?
  • If we have another child, will the same or similar anomaly occur?
  • Did my family history, the place where I live or the substances I was exposed to during my pregnancy contribute to the occurrence of the developmental anomaly?

These questions are often difficult to answer, especially if there is little known about the anomaly and the reasons for its occurrence. The collection of accurate information about developmental anomalies helps to answer these and other questions.












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