AbstractsMedical & Health Science

Hands and Heads : Recording and classifi cation of congenital anomalies of the upper limb and common oral clefts

by A.J.M. Luijsterburg (Antonius J.M.)

Institution: Erasmus University
Year: 2013
Keywords: congenital anomalies; children; tissue development; oral clefts; recording
Record ID: 1264667
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50145


abstractThe birth of a child is a tremendous event for the newborn, its parents, and surroundings. Usually, the pregnancy and labour are uneventful and the baby is healthy. The parents are utmost delighted. Shortly, the baby is laid on the chest of the mother for bonding between mother and child, and breastfeeding already starts, if desired. Family and friends come to see the most beautiful baby in the world. Soon, he opens his eyes, senses the environment, and he tries to grasp everything he can get his hands on and tries to put it in his mouth. Some time later he puts on a big smile, and begins talking in a totally unintelligible language. The grasping of things becomes more accurate, and he can pick up smaller objects. In time he raises himself, and begins to crawl, exploring the world, and before you know it he takes his fi rst steps, unsteadily balancing his body on his legs, grasping any object around him for stability. In time language progresses in words and sentences the rest of the world can also understand.text