The unexpected diagnosis of an oral cleft before or after birth is a shocking and traumatic experience for parents and their social environment, generating anxiety as well as numerous questions. What is an oral cleft? Why didn’t our baby’s mouth fully develop? How is it caused and can it be prevented? How many babies are born with clefts? What can be done to help our baby? What is the risk of other congenital anomalies? What will be the prognosis and outcome later in life?

S.E.R. Hovius (Steven)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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