National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of birth defects and to spur advocacy on behalf of those experiencing the emotional, financial and physical burden associated with premature birth and birth defects.
Each January, National Birth Defects Prevention Month raises awareness among women and families regarding actions they can take to help have a healthy baby. January is also a time to recognize people living with birth defects. Thanks to ongoing medical advances, children born with birth defects are living longer. But, these children and their families still need help. They often need specialized treatment, continued care, and a strong social support system to maintain and improve their overall quality of life.
National Birth Defects Prevention Month Sponsor: National Birth Defects Prevention Network
To learn more, visit http://www.nbdpn.org