Tag: congenital heart defect

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 ...
Understanding newborn screening results

Understanding newborn screening results

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he or she has some special tests called newborn screening. Newborn screening checks for serious but rare conditi ...
Keeping your heart healthy

Keeping your heart healthy

Did you know that about 1 out of every 125 infants is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) each year in the U.S.? CHDs are among the most common ...