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.

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Baby Care Basics: When a Baby Has a Birth Defect
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.