Common Birth Defects
About 14 categories of birth defects are quite common.
The three leading categories of birth defects are structural/metabolic, congenital infections, and genetic conditions.
Heart defects are among the most common birth defects. Each year, about 25,000 babies are born with heart defects.
What is a hemangioma?
A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (faint red mark) or may appear in the first months after birth. A hemangioma is also known as a port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma, and salmon patch.