January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States and are a leading cause of infant mortality, illness, and disability. Though diagnosis and treatment of these conditions has improved dramatically, the focus of public health efforts is to reduce the number of birth defects that occur. National Birth Defects Prevention Month is intended to raise awareness about the prevention of birth defects and to educate the public about concrete steps a woman can take before and during pregnancy to increase her chances of having a healthy baby.

free resource button small  January is National Birth Defects Prevention MonthThis directory of resources, from Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information on organizations that provide information, support, and advocacy for families affected by birth defects.

Comprehensive information about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of birth defects is available in Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition.