Birth Defects

A primer on prenatal screening

A pregnant woman and her health care team use several methods of prenatal screening tests to get a better idea of the health of the developing fetus and to provide information about potential genetic abnormalities. These screening tests provide valuable information to...

Cold Medicines and Birth Defects

Certain birth defects have been shown to have an 8 fold increased risk of occurring when oral and nasal decongestants are used during the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new case-controlled study by the Harvard School of Public Health. The findings...