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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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.