Tag: Birth Defects Prevention Month

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
Prevent infections to protect your baby

Prevent infections to protect your baby

January is Birth Defects Prevention month. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. This means that a baby is bo ...
Key messages from Birth Defects Prevention Month

Key messages from Birth Defects Prevention Month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects and what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy. If you’ve missed some posts, here's a o ...
“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

This is a question we often receive through AskUs@marchofdimes.org. The good news is that no matter when you find out you are pregnant, you will still ...
Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

January is Birth Defects Prevention month. In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Some infections before and duri ...
How can we prevent birth defects?

How can we prevent birth defects?

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Common: Every 4 ½ minutes in the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect. Costly: Hospital ...