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  1. Birth Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are birth defects? A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first ...
  2. Neural Tube Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    Neural tube defects are birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord. They happen in the first month of pregnancy, often before a woman even ... are usually either stillborn or die shortly after birth. Another type of defect, Chiari malformation, causes the brain tissue to extend ...
  3. Spina Bifida (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... is a neural tube defect - a type of birth defect of the brain, spine, or spinal cord. It happens if the spinal column of the fetus doesn't close completely during ...
  4. Craniofacial Abnormalities (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft ... palate, are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect ...
  5. Congenital Heart Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. Congenital heart defects can change the way the ... never need treatment to life-threatening problems at birth. The most serious congenital heart defects are called critical congenital heart disease. Babies with ...
  6. Down Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome can have physical problems, as well ...
  7. Limb Loss (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... including from traffic accidents and military combat Cancer Birth defects Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the ...
  8. Pregnancy and Drug Use (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... being born too small, too early, or with birth defects. Smoking can also affect babies after they are ... as cocaine and methamphetamines may cause underweight babies, birth defects, or withdrawal symptoms after birth. Misusing prescription drugs. ...
  9. Genetic Counseling (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... or family history of a genetic condition or birth defect Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant after ... have a child with a genetic disorder or birth defect Have had two or more pregnancy losses or ...
  10. Cerebral Palsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is cerebral palsy (CP)? Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that cause problems with movement, balance, and posture. CP affects the cerebral ...
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