January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects affect about one in 33 newborns in the United States.
This year’s awareness month will focus on how expecting and existing mothers can make healthy choices, in order to help prevent birth defects. Below you will find hyperlinks for more information:
- Make a PACT for Prevention. Commit to Healthy Choices to Help Prevent Birth Defects
- National Birth Defects Prevention Network
- March of Dimes: Nine New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Baby
Check back throughout the month for additional resources.