Birth Defects

Birth defects are often the result of genetic and environmental factors, but the causes of well over half of all birth defects are currently unknown. Here you'll learn about the risks, treatment, and management of various birth defects.

The Zika Virus: What Pregnant Women Need to Know Now

The CDC may soon advise pregnant women not to travel to places where transmission of the Zika virus has been detected.

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.

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.

The Zika Virus: Breaking Down the Latest Developments

Here's the latest update on the Zika virus and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.

An Expectant Parent's Guide to Spina Bifida

If you've just been told that your pregnancy is affected by Spina Bifida, here's what you need to know about your pregnancy and your child's health.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Linked to 428 Other Medical Conditions, Study Says

Need more evidence drinking during pregnancy is bad for baby? This ought to do it.

Birth Control Pills Don't Cause Birth Defects, Study Says

Just stopped taking The Pill and TTC? No worries!

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