U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Birth Defects

Frequently Asked Questions - Cleft Palate Foundation

If your baby is affected by cleft issues, these questions and answers may be helpful as you and baby begin your life together.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Cleft Palate Foundation

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip/palate and isolated cleft palate are birth defects that affect the upper lip and roof of the mouth. Learn about other related health problems, treatments, and what to expect and do for babies born with these conditions.

Review Date: December 29, 2014

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Clinics - National Down Syndrome Congress

This page provides a link to each state medical clinic that provides assistance for parents with children affected by Down Syndrome.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Down Syndrome Congress

Find a Doctor who Treats Vascular Birthmarks

Click on the map to find a physician near you who specializes in treating birthmarks, hemangiomas, vascular malformations, and more.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Independent Living for People With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - (PDF)

For persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), daily activities, such as working, managing money, and maintaining a home, present huge challenges. Learn about assistance and support to help overcome these challenges.

Review Date: March 22, 2011

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

Pediatric Genetics: Newborn Screening

Learn why it's important to know your family health history, and how genetic counseling and newborn screening can help doctors find and treat a genetic condition early.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Spina Bifida

This fact sheet defines spina bifida, an incomplete closure of the spinal column. Three types of spina bifida, symptoms, characteristics, and successful integration of a child with spina bifida into school is discussed.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

The Healthy Baby Resource

Learning the dangers inherent in our modern world can help you avoid many harmful exposures and increase the chances of having a healthy baby. This site discusses prenatal care, nutrition, recreation and more.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.

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