The CDC has released reports regarding a possible association between Clomid and certain birth defects. According to the CDC report, clomid may be linked to such birth defects as anenchphaly, setpal heart defects, coarctgation of the aorta, esophageal atresia, craniosynostosis or omphalocele. There was also a slight increase in children born with Dandy-Walker malformation, muscular ventricular septal defect and cloacal exstrophy.
Clomid is one of the most popular feritility drugs on the market. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration categorizes Clomid as a Category X drug. Category X is reserved for drugs with the highest risk of birth defects.
A study published last year in the journal "Human Reproduction" was the latest to find a link between clomid and birth defects. The study found that women who took Clomid from two months before conception throught the first month of pregnancy were more likely to report having a child with a birth defect such as anenchphaly, setpal heart defects, coarctgation of the aorta, esophageal atresia, craniosynostosis or omphalocele. According to the study, more than 67,000 pregnancies per year are explosed to clomiphene citrate drugs like Clomid.