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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A Guide to Baby Birthmarks
Spots and splotches are surprisingly common on a newborn's skin, but they're not all created equal. Experts decode the big differences between baby birthmarks. 
After a 12-Week-Old Was Bullied, His Parents Were Surprised by the Kindness of Strangers
One family recieves a heartwarming gift for their son, born with a cleft lip and palate.
We Continue to Learn More Ways Zika Can Harm Babies
Deep breath. Even though it's scary, this is information we need to know.
Study Finds How Likely a Woman with Zika Is to Have a Baby with Microcephaly
This is the first research to quantify the risk for a pregnant woman with Zika having a baby who develops microcephaly.
'My Son Has Microcephaly': One Mom's Story
When her son still hadn't mastered basics like sitting up unassisted, walking, or talking by 18 months, one mom had no idea microcephaly was the reason.
14 More Suspected Cases of Zika Transmitted Through Sex
Transmission of Zika through sex may be more prevalent than experts first believed.

More Birth Defects

Shocking Number of Pregnant Women Prescribed Opioids, Babies Born with NAS
A new report links the amount of women prescribed opioids during pregnancy to the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).