Category: Birth Defects

July is Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July 8th, 2015
Craniofacial defects are conditions present at birth that affect the structure and function of a baby’s head and face. One of the most common craniofacial defects is orofacial clefts, which occur when the lip and mouth do not form properly. What are Cl… more »

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 7th, 2015
While still in the womb, some babies have problems with how their organs and body parts form, how they work or how their bodies turn food into energy. When babies are born with these health problems they are called birth defects. Types of Birth Defects… more »