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Preventing Birth Defects: 4 Facts

National birth defects awareness

Birth defects refer to physical, mental, or emotional conditions present at birth that can cause lifelong physical or intellectual developmental disabilities. Some of the most common of these disabilities include Down syndrome, spina bifida, cleft lip/palate, and heart defects. Although many of these defects occur as a result of genetic or environmental factors beyond an…