Tag: cleft lip

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Cleft lip and cleft palate happen when a baby’s lip or mouth doesn’t fo ...

Opioids and birth defects -an update

Prescription opioids are painkillers your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery. Prescription opioids include: ...
Smoking during pregnancy can affect your baby’s DNA

Smoking during pregnancy can affect your baby’s DNA

You already know that smoking during pregnancy is bad for you and your baby. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and can cause serious health ...
Birth defects research changes lives

Birth defects research changes lives

March of Dimes invests in birth defects research For many years, March of Dimes grantees have been seeking to identify genes and environmental fact ...
Get ready – tomorrow is World Birth Defects Day

Get ready – tomorrow is World Birth Defects Day

Every parent wants a healthy baby. But, the reality is that many babies are born with birth defects. Some birth defects are clearly seen at birth. ...
Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects. If you’ve missed some posts, here is a wrap up of messages. More posts will be coming e ...

Breastfeeding 101

If you’re breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, you’ve come to the right place. This post is your one-stop-shop for all things breastfeeding. ...
Cleft lip and palate awareness

Cleft lip and palate awareness

I remember seeing a thin scar on my friend’s upper lip, and wondering how she had gotten it. “I was born with a cleft lip,” she said. I became curious ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip/palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip/palate

A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby’s upper lip doesn’t form completely and has an opening. A cleft palate is a similar birth defect in a ba ...
Smoking causes birth defects

Smoking causes birth defects

To dispel any uncertainty about the serious harm caused to babies and pregnant women by smoking, the first-ever comprehensive systematic review of all ...