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Department of Health Services

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Birth Defects. Learn more about what causes, and how to prevent, Birth Defects.

Published: January 12, 2022

Not all birth defects are preventable, but healthy lifestyle choices lower the risk of birth defects. A combination of Exposures and Risk Factors contribute to raising or reducing the chances of birth defects. Learn more about lowering the risks of birth defects: