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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 ...
Genetic conditions, counseling and testing

Genetic conditions, counseling and testing

As Birth Defects Awareness Month wraps up, we want to shift the focus over to genetics, including information about genetic counseling and testin ...
Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Are you planning a pregnancy or thinking of getting pregnant sometime in the future? If so, it’s never too early to get ready for a healthy pregn ...
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every year, leading organizations come together in January to raise awareness about birth defects and the impact these conditions have on familie ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why i ...
Vaccines keep us healthy

Vaccines keep us healthy

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. During this time, we highlight why vaccines are so important to our health and wellbeing, and ho ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy

Healthy weight before pregnancy

Tips for starting pregnancy at a healthy weight Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight is a great way to help you have a healthier pregnancy. ...
Vaccines bring us closer: Celebrating World Immunization Week

Vaccines bring us closer: Celebrating World Immunization Week

Vaccines keep us healthy by protecting us from certain diseases. Unfortunately, for the last year, we’ve had to stay apart from loved ones and fr ...
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 ...