Information on Birth Defects for Healthcare Providers

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This section of our website has information about birth defects for health care providers, including free educational materials to give to patients.

Free Materials
View, print, and order FREE brochures, posters, and other materials for health care providers and their patients.

Data & Statistics
Find data and statistics related to birth defects, including prevalence of many types of birth defects.

Research & Tracking
Find a summary of CDC research on birth defects, including surveillance, tracking, and prevention.

National Birth Defects Prevention Study
The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) is the largest U.S. study looking at risk factors and potential causes of birth defects. NBDPS researches birth defects that affect the structure of various parts of the body, such as the heart, spine, brain, face, stomach, and intestines. Your patients might be asked to take part in this study.

Read CDC’s latest scientific articles on birth defects.

Links to Other Websites
Find more information and resources from other organizations on birth defects.