If your doctor orders a fetal echocardiogram (often called “fetal echo”), you likely have nothing to worry about. This procedure, which uses ultrasound imaging to map the fetal heart, is used to detect congenital heart defects, which occur in about 1% of births. About 1 in 4 babies born with a heart defect has a critical congenital heart defect which require surgery
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Heart complications can take a serious toll on your health even when you’re an adult. Babies born with heart defects can face an uphill battle when it comes to remaining healthy throughout life, meaning it’s important to set your child up for success by preventing heart defects and ensuring they have the care they need.