Tag: 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 ...
Heart to heart

Heart to heart

To all our volunteers and friends across the country, we offer our heartfelt thanks for your support.  Whether the loved ones in your family have heal ...

Birth defects

In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, here are 10 things you need to know about birth defects from the Centers for Disease Contro ...
Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Day. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause FASDs, which include ...