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.
Yael Eckstein details her family's experience with clubfoot, from an in-utero diagnosis to post-birth treatment, and how the journey has helped her to stop worrying about the 'what ifs' in life, embrace every moment as a blessing, and see every experience as an opportunity for growth.
Here's a primer on nine of the most common birth defects: their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment.
This mosquito-borne illness can threaten your unborn baby's health. Here's what you need to know about the Zika virus.
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.
It's time more people knew about a birth defect called CDH, and that it's not a death sentence for your baby.
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A new report suggests Zika can be contracted through oral sex and maybe even deep kissing.
These guidelines are the first to address how long a couple should wait to TTC after exposure (or possible exposure) to the Zika virus.
The anti-anxiety and nerve pain prescription drug Lyrica increases the risk of birth defects, according to a new study.
Just when we thought we were safe from Zika, it turns out local transmission is taking place in a new area of Texas.
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.
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.
Little Fiona is defying the odds after doctors told her parents the chances of her surviving more than a few hours were slim to none.
The CDC may soon advise pregnant women not to travel to places where transmission of the Zika virus has been detected.
Just stopped taking The Pill and TTC? No worries!
There's some encouraging news about Zika on the horizon.
Need more evidence drinking during pregnancy is bad for baby? This ought to do it.
Abnormalities detected in early embryos are not a sure sign a baby will be born with a birth defect.
Here's the latest update on the Zika virus and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.
Zika does cause brain damage in developing babies, but not enough people know this or other key facts about the virus.