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Question: What causes a newborn to be born with underdeveloped bones and lungs? Sergio

Answer: Dear Sergio

Babies that are born prematurely (before 37 weeks old) have a higher chance of suffering from underdeveloped lungs since they did not have enough time to mature. Ouside problems during the pregnancy, at moments when the bones and/or lungs where developing in a fetus, can also cause problems.

During the third month of a pregnancy, a baby's bones begin to harden. If the mother suffers any problems during this time, the bones of the fetus may not develop fully.

Genetic problems can also be the cause for underdeveloped bones and lungs in a newborn.

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