About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can take steps to increase her own chance of having a baby with the best health possible.
With support from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is commemorating
National Birth Defects Prevention Month during January.
The theme for 2015 is "Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects - Make a PACT for Prevention. In collaboration with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN, promotional and educational activities will occur throughout January that will provide the latest information about birth defects and how to prevent them.