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. 

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.

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.

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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.

Newborn Cephalohematoma: What It Is and Why It's Nothing to Worry About

Cephalohematomas are quite common when it comes to newborns. Experts explain why they form and when the lump on your baby's head will go away.

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.