The surprisingly common world of Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects is the leading cause of birth-defect related death with 1% of children are born with a CHD (40,000 babies in the U.S. per year). 1/3 of infants born with a CHD need life-saving treatment in their first year of life considering the median age of CHD related deaths is 1 year old. Today more than 1 million American adults are living with a CHD. Check out the following infographic to read some new stats on heart defects.

What To Expect When You Are Expecting

Nowadays people are becoming increasingly aware of the prevalent economic crisis. Sensible financial planning has therefore become an indispensable element of our lives. As a consequence, many people take their time before they decide to have children. This is a huge milestone and it implies hefty spending.

It is less obvious, however, that even before the baby is born, you have to deal with major expenses which may have detrimental effects on your household budget, not to mention the investments you’re likely to make in the years to come…