National Birth Defects Awareness Month, observed in January and sponsored by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 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.
National Birth Defects Prevention Month, sponsored by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, raises awareness among women and families regarding actions they can take to help have a healthy baby. January is also a time to recognize and support people living with birth defects.
The theme for 2018 is “Prevent to Protect: Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection.” Not all birth defects can be prevented, but women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by reducing their risk of getting an infection during pregnancy.
National Birth Defects Prevention Month Sponsor:
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
To learn more, visit http://www.nbdpn.org/national_birth_defects_prevent.php
The awareness color for Birth Defects is Pink and Blue.