Tag: birth defects

CDC says: First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in NYC

Important news from the CDC today:  “The New York City report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented ca ...
The lowdown on insect repellants

The lowdown on insect repellants

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is key in avoiding exposure to the Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know: Use an insect repellant (bug ...
Speak up — Tell Congress no vacation until they pass Zika funding!

Speak up — Tell Congress no vacation until they pass Zika funding!

Today, we welcome guest blogger Cynthia Pellegrini, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs at the March of Dimes. She has work ...

Can a mosquito cause birth defects? Listen to this interview on Zika virus and pregnancy

Get the latest update on the Zika virus – what it is, how it spreads, signs and symptoms, how it can affect a pregnancy, and what you can do to stay s ...
How to find a specialist for a birth defect or rare disease

How to find a specialist for a birth defect or rare disease

We often receive inquiries from individuals asking for help finding information and resources for their child’s particular birth defect or medical con ...

Three common folic acid myths

We receive a lot of questions about folic acid. Here are three of the most common misconceptions people seem to have. Myth #1: Folic acid reduces t ...
Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

If a woman of childbearing age takes 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during early pregnancy, it can help reduce her baby's risk for ...
Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

If you are pregnant, you know that every visit to your prenatal care provider involves a number of tests. At each prenatal checkup, your provider chec ...
Early Intervention

Early Intervention

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The CDC wants you to know that it is important to remember that babies with birth defects who ...