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Birth Defects

Medical Conditions

In a birth defect, a newborn has an abnormal body part or body chemistry. The defect may cause a physical disability, mental disability, or death. Birth defects have many causes.

Browse the resources listed on this page for more information about the following topics related to birth defects:

  • Congenital hand and foot anomalies
  • Fetal hydantoin syndrome
  • Hypospadias
  • Prune-belly syndrome
  • Teratogenesis
  • Tongue tie

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