Tag: birth defects

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. But if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant it’s important to be mindful of where you are traveling to. ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

The spine (backbone) protects the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. Spina bifida happens when the bones in t ...
Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

During pregnancy your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. That’s why it’s important that you stay away from harmful substances, like alco ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
Today is Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day

February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Join March of Dimes and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (also called NORD) to raise awareness about t ...
How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

Most babies are born being able to hear. But up to 3 in 1,000 babies in the U.S. are born with some kind of hearing loss each year.   Heari ...