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.
This mosquito-borne illness can threaten your unborn baby's health. Here's what you need to know about the Zika virus.
Here's a primer on nine of the most common birth defects: their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment.
The CDC may soon advise pregnant women not to travel to places where transmission of the Zika virus has been detected.
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.
These guidelines are the first to address how long a couple should wait to TTC after exposure (or possible exposure) to the Zika virus.
A new report suggests Zika can be contracted through oral sex and maybe even deep kissing.
The anti-anxiety and nerve pain prescription drug Lyrica increases the risk of birth defects, according to a new study.
Here's the latest update on the Zika virus and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.
There's some encouraging news about Zika on the horizon.
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.
Zika: There's no avoiding the topicespecially if you're pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points sat down with Dr. Siobhan Dolan to talk about the virus.
Need more evidence drinking during pregnancy is bad for baby? This ought to do it.
Just stopped taking The Pill and TTC? No worries!
Abnormalities detected in early embryos are not a sure sign a baby will be born with a birth defect.
Zika does cause brain damage in developing babies, but not enough people know this or other key facts about the virus.
"There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.
Join the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts project to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, the most common birth defect in the U.S.