Tag: CHD

The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenit ...
The life cycle of heart defects

The life cycle of heart defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are heart conditions that are present when a baby is born. CHDs affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United ...
If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

This is a question we received through AskUs@marchofdimes.org from a mom who is pregnant with her second baby. Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the ...
CHDs and our babies

CHDs and our babies

When the month of February arrives, many people think of Valentine’s Day hearts and red flowers. February is also a time to raise awareness about anot ...
Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease

Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease

Most women who have congenital heart disease and decide to get pregnant will have a safe pregnancy with minimal risks. However, there are many factors ...