Birth Defects

Roughly one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn about biochemical birth defects, Spina Bifida, and more.


Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, When is the lump on my son's head likely to subside?

Physical Impairments at Birth

Symptoms and treatments for four conditions.

9 Birth Defects and Their Symptoms and Treatments

Here's a primer on nine of the most common birth defects: their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Caring for a Baby With Down Syndrome

A baby with Down syndrome requires extra attention. Find out what to pay attention to and how to care for your little one.

Birthmark Questions

Wondering about your infant's skin blotches? Find out which ones to ignore and which to investigate.

How Do You Know If Your Baby Has a Heart Defect?

The signs and symptoms of heart problems in babies.

Understanding My Daughter's Dwarfism

The Dedmans knew their baby girl would be different from other kids, but they didn't know how much she would inspire them.

Caring for a Baby With Cerebral Palsy

Taking care of a baby with cerebral palsy requires extra TLC. Here's what to expect and how to help your infant with cerebral palsy thrive.

Baby Care Basics: Allergies

Did you know that babies as young as six months old can have environmental allergies? See if your child may be suffering from them.

Caring for a Baby With Cystic Fibrosis

If your baby is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, caring for him will require extra TLC. We'll break down what to expect and what to do.

Biochemical Birth Defects

What causes genetic defects and how can they be treated?

What to Do About Birthmarks

Serious birthmarks are surprisingly common. The good news: Doctors are finding new ways to treat them.

Baby Care Basics: When a Baby Has a Birth Defect

If your baby has a birth defect, there are many organzations that can help you care for your bundle of joy. Learn more about how to cope emotionally and the resources that are available to you.

3 Kids and Their Miraculous Recoveries

Meet three children who faced frightening and disfiguring health problems -- and the extraordinary doctors who gave them a reason to smile again.

What is Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is one of the most common birth defects in the United States, but your child can still live a full and happy life. Here's everything you need to know about the condition.