The Utah Birth Defect Network collects information about babies
born with birth defects. The Network can provide information and
referrals to specialists for families and physicians. Four of every
one hundred babies are born with a major birth defect, some of which
may require medical treatment. We do not yet know the cause of many
birth defects, but for birth defects with known causes, most are
genetic. Less than five percent of all birth defects are caused
by drugs or chemicals.