Tag: birth defects prevention

Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

The foods you eat provide nutrients that are important to help you be healthy before and during pregnancy. Nutrients are parts of food, like vita ...
Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

A teratogen is something that can cause a birth defect or increase the risk of a baby having a birth defects. Certain medicines are teratogens be ...
World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

March 3 is World Birth Defects Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects can cause serious problems in a baby’s ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

About 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect every year. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. Birth d ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with a genital or urinary tract defect?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with a genital or urinary tract defect?

Genital and urinary tract defects are birth defects that affect sex organs (like the penis or vagina) and the urinary tract (like the kidneys or b ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

During pregnancy your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. That’s why it’s important that you stay away from harmful substances, like alco ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

  March 3rd is World Birth Defect Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are ...
The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenital ...