Birth Defects

Birth defects are problems that occur while a baby develops in the womb. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers helpful facts about the effects of birth defects. Find research, tips for preventing defects, and materials about folic acid. Head Start and Early Head Start health and disabilities managers may use these resources as educational tools or for training.

Birth Defects. HHS/ACF/OHS/Health/Health Literacy and Family Engagement/Prenatal and Postpartum Education. 2015. English.

Last Reviewed: April 2015

Last Updated: August 31, 2015