Tag: congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...
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 ...
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, don’t drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can caus ...
Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Nearly 1 in 100 babies (about 1 percent or 40,000 babies) is born with a heart defect in the United States each year. About 4,800 babies each year are ...

What is tetralogy of Fallot?

You have probably heard about Jimmy Kimmel's baby, Billy, being born with a critical congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Fortuna ...
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 ...
Children with Congenital Heart Defects and Their Use of Special Educational Services

Children with Congenital Heart Defects and Their Use of Special Educational Services

A guest post by Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Some new research gives us encouraging information showing tha ...
Today is World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day

This year the World Heart Federation is focusing on creating heart-healthy environments for you and your family. World Heart Day raises awareness of m ...
September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. All babies in the United States get newborn screening. These tests look for rare but serious and mostl ...