Find Out More: Resources

To learn more about birth defects or find more information about topics related to birth defects, please browse through our list of resources. The resources are provided for your information only. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by the Centers, and none should be inferred. The Centers are not responsible for the content found at these websites.


Birth Defects Sites

Birth Defects in General

CDC’s Birth Defects website

March of Dimes

NLM Medline

Heart Defects

Adult Congenital Heart Association

American Heart Association

Children’s Heart Institute

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Information Network

Cove Point Foundation on Congenital Heart Disease

Mended Little Hearts

Pediatric Congenital Heart Association

Cleft Lip/Palate

Children’s Craniofacial Association

Cleft Palate Foundation

Operation Smile

World Craniofacial Foundation


ican – the International Children's Anophthalmia Network


Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula Family Support Connection


CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support

Avery’s Angels

Neural Tube Defects

Spina Bifida Association


Other Resources

Support Groups

Family Village

Fathers’ Network

Compassionate Friends

Brave Kids

Websites Related to Genetics

Genetics and Rare Conditions Site

Mountain States Genetic Network

Genetic Alliance

March of Dimes

Pediatric Genetics

Websites Related to Family History

My Family Health Portrait



Websites Related to Health

The National Women’s Health Information Center

Medline Plus

American Pregnancy Association