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  • Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip for Parents


    A cleft palate with a cleft lip is when a baby's lip and palate (roof of mouth) don't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids with cleft lip and palate are treated successfully with no lasting problems.

  • Orofacial Clefts for Parents


    A cleft is when tissues of the mouth or lip don't form properly when a baby is developing in the womb. The good news is that orofacial clefts are treatable.

  • Cleft Lip for Parents


    A cleft lip is when a baby's lip doesn't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids can have surgery to repair one early in life.

  • Cleft Palate for Parents


    A cleft palate is when a baby is born with a cleft (gap) in the roof of the mouth. Most kids can have surgery to repair them early in life.

  • Submucous Cleft Palate for Parents


    In a submucous cleft palate, the muscles of the palate don't form properly, but the tissue that lines the roof of the mouth does. This makes these clefts harder to see.

  • Nasopharyngoscopy for Parents


    A nasopharyngoscopy is an exam doctors do to view the back of the throat.

  • Ears, Nose, Throat/Speech & Hearing for Parents


    Get info on health problems that can affect the ears, nose, or throat.

  • When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect for Parents


    If your child has a birth defect, you don't have to go it alone - many people and resources are available to help you.

  • Word! Cleft Palate for Kids


    A cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth that some babies are born with.

  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.