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What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Good health habits and birth defects prevention

Good health habits and birth defects prevention

One of the best things you can do before getting pregnant is to make sure you’re in good health. Being in good health means having good health ha ...
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 ...
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time where we recognize Hispanic culture, achievements an ...
New research on weight and pregnancy

New research on weight and pregnancy

Being overweight during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have pregnanc ...