ABOUT 1 IN EVERY 33 BABIES IS BORN WITH A BIRTH DEFECT IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth that change the shape or function of one or more parts of the body.
Common birth defects include heart defects, cleft lip and cleft palate, and spina bifida. Birth defects can affect a baby's overall
health, how the body develops, and how the body works. Birth defects can greatly impact the lives of babies and their families.