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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2-Year-Old Boy with Spina Bifida Crawls for the First Time Thanks to Dad's Ambitious Invention
The Frog is a $300 device on wheels that allows a child who is at least 6-months-old to use their arms to move.
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. 
Meet the 2-Year-Old Kansas Boy with Spina Bifida Who Has Stolen the Internet's Heart!
Two-year-old Roman Dinkel has reached typical toddler milestones, such as talking, playing with toys and interacting with other kids. But the little boy has drawn even more kudos for an extra special feat: walking with crutches.
Parents Race Against Time to Save 13-Month-Old Son From Rare and Fatal 'Baby Alzheimer's'
Baby Purnell suffers from Niemann-Pick Type A, a rare and fatal genetic disease that will eventually cause his body to shut down.
Jimmy Kimmel Opens Up About His Baby Boy's Heart Condition
The talk show host tearfully revealed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that his newborn son Billy had open heart surgery last week to correct a birth defect.
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.

More Birth Defects

This Miracle Baby's Reaction to Seeing Snow for the First Time Will Melt Your Heart
Her parents were told she would never make it to see winter, making this photo all the more touching.
This Little Girl Born With Her Heart Outside Her Body Is Defying All Odds!
Ninety percent of babies born with ectopia cordis die within days or are stillborn, but Kieran Veitz is now almost 2!

Zika Is Dangerous in Any Stage of Pregnancy

According to a study, the Zika virus comes with dangerous side effects no matter what stage of pregnancy you're in when affected, so avoid it if you can.