What tests are used to diagnose this condition?
Today, approximately 30% of cleft lips are diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound. For families with a prenatal diagnosis, prenatal counseling is available to give them information about what to expect regarding newborn period, feeding, psychosocial issues, surgery, speech, hearing and dental issues.
For more information or to make a prenatal counseling appointment through Children's Colorado's Cleft Palate Clinic. Prenatal counseling is also available through our Maternal Fetal Institute.