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Birth defects are a serious problem. Thousands of Michigan children and their families are affected each year. Birth defects can occur before or at the time of birth. A birth defect may affect the health or development of a child and require special medical care.

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BEFORE AND DURING PREGNANCY

Birth defects can be caused by genetic factors or exposures during pregnancy. Many causes are still unknown. Learn how to prevent birth defects before and during pregnancy with these helpful tips. 


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About 1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect, such as congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD affects about 1 in every 100 babies.
Birth defects are a leading cause of death among infants and young children in Michigan.

 

 

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Contact information: Joan Ehrhardt, Birth Defects Follow-up Coordinator
Phone: (866)852-1247 Email: BDRfollowup@michigan.gov