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Birth Defects Internet Links

The following links are to related agencies that work in the birth defects arena. 

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CDC Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention
Provides current information on the impact of human genetic research and the Human Genome Project on disease prevention and health promotion.  

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion: Maternal and Infant Health
Provides information about teen pregnancy, infant health, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, and reproductive health. 

CDC Travelers’ Health: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Travel
Provides information specific travel concerns for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

NCID brochure on "What You Can Do To Keep Germs From Harming You and Your Baby"

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Fragile X Research Foundation
Learn more about Fragile X syndrome and the Fragile X Research Foundation which supports research to find a treatment and a cure for Fragile X.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network 
The mission of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network is to establish and maintain a national network of state and population-based programs for birth defects surveillance and research to assess the impact of birth defects upon children, families, and health care; to identify factors that can be used to develop primary prevention strategies; and to assist families and their providers in secondary disabilities prevention.

Estudio Colaborativo Latino Americano de Malformações Congênitas

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA has many responsibilities including monitoring the safety and effectiveness of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that are available in the United States. 

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality through programs, research, community services, education and advocacy.

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) works to raise public awareness of the basic components of prenatal care--early care, good nutrition, avoidance of drugs including alcohol and tobacco, and promotion of breastfeeding.

Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS)
The services that belong to OTIS provide information about exposures during pregnancy and risk assessment to health care professionals and to the public.  There are services located in most states, and a national referral number to answer questions from geographic regions that are not currently covered by a service.

Spina Bifida Association of America
The mission of the Spina Bifida Association of America is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected individuals.

Teratology Society
The Teratology Society is a scientific organization whose members study the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects.

Teratology Society - Just for Students
The Teratology Society has developed this section for high school and college students to learn more about teratology. 

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The Hospital for Sick Children
Provides information about science in a friendly format for kids. Also includes a section called "Ability Online" for kids with disabilities and chronic and acute illnesses to meet others with similar experiences.

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The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living.  Our work includes identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.