Congenital rubella syndrome occurs when a rubella infection in a pregnant woman causes developmental harm to the baby she is carrying. This condition is more common when the infection occurs during the first trimester (first few months) of pregnancy. After birth, an infant with congenital rubella syndrome may have symptoms such as white/cloudy pupils, deafness, developmental delays, irritability, low birth weight, intellectual disability, seizures, or skin rash. Congenital rubella syndrome is treated by treating each of the symptoms a child displays. Overall outcome of the child's health depends on symptoms. Although there is currently no cure for congenital rubella syndrome, there are various resources to help manage the condition and treat birth defects. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care. Congenital rubella syndrome however can be prevented by making certain women of childbearing age have been either previously exposed to the rubella virus (which can be checked by a blood test) or has had the vaccine.