About the campaign to

Preventing Birth Defects

Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps parents and expectant parents by providing information and support services. We help connect parents together that have a child with the same birth defect or disability. Building connections among families is important for BDRC, but one of their biggest missions is finding the cause of birth defects because every birth defect has a cause. 

Would you try to prevent your child from having a birth defect if you had the right resources? Help BDRC find the causes of birth defects by advocating, sharing, and entering into the National Birth Defect Registry. The only way to prevent the increase in birth defects and disabilities is by being educated and practice what you know. 

News from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Data from the study showed that developmental disabilities (DDs) are common: about 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a DD in 2006–2008. These data also showed that prevalence of parent-reported DDs has increased 17.1% from 1997 to 2008. This study underscores the increasing need for health, education and social services, and more specialized health services for people with DDs.

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