Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect in which the intestines don't develop normally before birth.
Before birth, your baby's intestines develop in one position and then turn (rotate) into their normal location
Sometimes a baby's intestines don't rotate into the normal location, called "mal" or "bad" rotation
Malrotation causes intestinal blockage and is life-threatening
Babies need surgery to fix the problem
Babies with intestinal malrotation often have other birth defects.