Non Birth Defects. Multifactorial birth defects are caused by a combination of genes and environmental exposures. Many birth defects can be diagnosed before birth with tests.
Birth defects are common costly and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. But a woman can take steps to increase her own chance of having a baby with the best health possible. Minimizing non-genetic causes of birth defects Alcohol and tobacco use.
Not all birth defects can be prevented.
BDRC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides parents and expectant parents with information about birth defects and support services for their children. Information about Specific Birth Defects. Learn about diagnosing birth defects. Heart defects such as missing or misshaped valves.