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What to Know About Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are one of the common birth defects found in the United States and around the world. A cleft is an abnormal space or gap in the upper lip or palate that is present at birth. Cleft lip is also known as harelip to some.  The finding of a cleft deformity in an affected baby can be a considerable shock to the parents but be rest assured for the defects are correctable and the child’s future need not be adversely affected. However parents have to be mentally prepared for a long course of therapy to correct the cleft disfigurement. Continue reading