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Cleft lip & palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are relatively common – they happen in around one in 700 to one in 1000 babies. They often show up during routine ultrasounds when you are pregnant, and are sometimes only discovered when the baby is born.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed August 2015.

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