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Make a PACT for National Birth Defects Prevention Month this January. Here’s how: Plan ahead. Avoid harmful substances. Choose a healthy lifestyle. Talk with your healthcare provider.

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Make a PACT for National Birth Defects Prevention Month this January. Here’s how: Plan ahead. Avoid harmful substances. Choose a healthy lifestyle. Talk with your healthcare provider.

"I'm not what you expected, but please love me"...cried my eyes out reading this story, but SO inspirational. I admire this mother for sharing this moving story.

"I'm not what you expected, but please love me"...cried my eyes out reading this story, but SO inspirational. I admire this mother for sharing this moving story.

Smoking―Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby with an orofacial cleft than women who do not smoke.

Smoking―Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby with an orofacial cleft than women who do not smoke.

Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. They are a leading cause of death among U.S. infants, accounting for about 20% of mortality in the first year of life. In addition, babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects. #introcomm www.twitter.com/introcomm

Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. They are a leading cause of death among U.S. infants, accounting for about 20% of mortality in the first year of life. In addition, babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects. #introcomm www.twitter.com/introcomm

Research shows that antibiotic use during pregnancy is linked to an increased likelihood of childhood asthma. On the other hand, supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy is shown to help reduce yeast infections, premature delivery, gestational diabetes, and allergies. #healthypregnancy

Research shows that antibiotic use during pregnancy is linked to an increased likelihood of childhood asthma. On the other hand, supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy is shown to help reduce yeast infections, premature delivery, gestational diabetes, and allergies. #healthypregnancy

Could your job affect your future #children? Men with certain occupations have a higher risk of #BirthDefects--including artists and mathematicians!

What Does Dad’s Job Have to Do with Baby’s Birth Defects

Could your job affect your future #children? Men with certain occupations have a higher risk of #BirthDefects--including artists and mathematicians!

Infants much less likely to get the flu if their moms are vaccinated during pregnancy

Infants much less likely to get the flu if their moms are vaccinated during pregnancy

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