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National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is the month to raise awareness of birth defects, their causes and their impact. Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Not all birth defects can be prevented, but the chance of having a a healthy baby can be increased. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she's pregnant. Therefore, it is important for all women who could become pregnant to make healthy choices with a PACT for prevention.

Make a PACT for prevention

Birth defects prevention info-graphic

Source: National Birth Defects Prevention Network
Download this infographic in English and Spanish here.
More information on our Preventing birth defects page.