Nearly 120,000 babies are born each year in the United States with a birth defect. Defined as structural changes present a birth, birth defects can affect any part of a newborn’s body. While not always immediately apparent, birth defects range from visible differences to internal complications. They can cause physical or mental disabilities and are sometimes fatal.
For some birth defects, the cause is identifiable. Approximately, 90% of women report taking prescription drugs at some point during their pregnancy. While some are safe, many pose the threat of birth defects and should not be used by pregnant women.
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