Preventing Birth Defects

While all not birth defects can be prevented, you can reduce the risk of some birth defects with these healthy tips.

Birth Defects and Zika

Infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects in your child.

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Free Materials from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a multitude of free materials for families and professionals to share knowledge and awareness about birth defects.


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New Jersey Birth Defect County Profile

County based birth defects will assist organizations, agencies, individuals, and other interested parties in obtaining relevant information to identified needs and risk factors. 

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Resources for Families

New Jersey Resources
National Resources
Last Reviewed: 2/27/2023