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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. 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. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Infections and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... birth weight babies. Others can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems. Some of the infections that can be dangerous during pregnancy ... how best to protect you and your baby. Only some medicines are safe during pregnancy.
  9. Pregnancy and Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of your pregnancy. Folic acid helps to prevent birth defects of the baby's brain or spine. Food and Drug Administration
  10. Congenital Heart Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the ... find severe defects during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include Rapid breathing Cyanosis - a bluish ...
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