Tag: heart defects

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Parenting your child with a heart defect

Parenting your child with a heart defect

When your baby has a heart defect, it is overwhelming, exhausting, emotionally draining, and beyond scary. Have I left any adjectives out? Cong ...

Critical congenital heart disease, CCHD

Critical congenital heart disease (also called CCHD) is a group of the seven most severe heart defects present at birth. They may affect the shape of ...
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 ...