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Pregnancy Double Discovery 

A historic breakthrough at Sydney's Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute could prevent recurrent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, in one of Australia's most significant discoveries in pregnancy research.

STATISTICS

  • 1 in 4 pregnant women will suffer a miscarriage
  • 4.9 million babies are born with a serious birth defect worldwide every year
  • 3.3 million children under five die from serious birth defects annually
  • Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect, affecting 1 in 100 babies
  • 42 babies are born with a heart defect in Australia every week
  • 30 babies will undergo heart surgery in Australia every week
  • Heart defects account for 30% of deaths in children under five


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