What is a congenital disease?
First of all, what does congenital mean? Simply put, congenital means present before, or at, the time of birth.
Congenital diseases, also known as birth defects or congenital disorders or malformations, refer to a functional or structural anomaly in your fetus. It’s usually identified prior to or during delivery. In some instances, however, a congenital disease might not be detected until infancy (e.g., hearing problems).