National Birth Defect Registry

Our research has saved thousands of tiny hands and feet.

We linked a commonly used morning sickness medication to limb defects and helped get it removed from the worldwide market.

With your support we can investigate other causes of preventable birth defects through registry research.

Veterans’ Research

Since 1990, BDRC has been collecting data linking birth defects to veterans’ toxic exposures during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.

This work helped lay the groundwork for a law requiring the VA to study the effects of toxins on male veterans’ children.

We need your help to keep this momentum going.

Healthy Baby Resource

This year, over 40,000 families have visited our Healthy Baby Resource to learn how they could have a healthier baby.

Help us bring this life-changing information to more families with your donation.

Community Resources

When a grandmother in Dickson, Tennessee told us that too many children with cleft palate were being born in their town, we documented an 1100% increase in cleft palate cases born over three years.

We helped the community link these cases to a solvent leaking into their water supply.

Help us help more communities like Dickson.

Birth Defect Research for Children is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that sponsors the National Birth Defect Registry and provides parents with information and support services for their children.

Healthy Baby Resource

Healthy Baby Resource
Having a baby should be the most joyous event for any family. Read the latest information on how to have a healthier baby and help prevent the risk of birth defects.

Birth Defect Registry

Birth Defect Registry
The Registry collects comprehensive information to find answers to parents’ question “why my child” has birth defects or other childhood disabilities.

Parent Support Services

Parent Support Services
We’re here to help you find out more about your child’s birth defects, reach out to support groups and resources and connect with other families.

Veteran's Research

Veteran's Research
Research on birth defects and other disabilities in the children of veterans who have been exposed to toxins during military service.

Community Resources

Community Resources
Our new Resource Center offers your community a step-by-step plan to investigate concerns about potential increases in childhood disabilities.

Legal Issues

Legal Issues
We have started a special section for parents who want legal advice regarding the cause of their child’s birth defects.