Birth Defects

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.

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Taking Ibuprofen During Pregnancy May Harm Your Daughter's Future Fertility

Researchers found that just two to seven days of exposure to the over-the-counter medication during the first trimester impacted follicle development in a fetus.

You'll Love the Story Behind These 'Finding Nemo' Maternity Photos

One mom decided to incorporate a Finding Nemo theme in her maternity photos for the sweetest reason. You'll love both the photos and the story behind them.

3 Tips to Stay Safe From Zika Virus

Spend less time worrying about health concerns like the Zika virus and keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay with our three-step plan. 

Overcoming Clubfoot: One Mom's Story

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.

Baby Girl Who Wasn't Supposed to Survive Birth Turns 2 Weeks Old

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.

More Birth Defects

How Passing My Genetic Condition to My Kids Helped Me Love Myself

I’d dreaded the possibility that my kids would inherit my difference, but my love for them changed my perspective.

New Zika Warning Cautions Pregnant Women to Avoid Certain Area of Texas

Just when we thought we were safe from Zika, it turns out local transmission is taking place in a new area of Texas.

No Doubt Remains That Zika Causes Birth Defects

"There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.