January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Did you know that…….

  • Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies..
  • Every 4.5 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect..

January is designated as the National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Resources

Data & Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Key Findings: Estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004-2006

Physicians Committee

March of Dimes Global Report on Birth Defects

World Health Organization (WHO) Congenital Anomalies

Causes

MedicineNet.com

Healthline

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Awareness Resources

Ten things you need to know about birth defects

2015 Birth Defects Prevention Resources

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