National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth defects affect millions of babies each year, but they can be prevented. For many newborns with a birth defect, there is no family history of the condition. Many birth defects are not found immediately at birth. One step physicians recommend is taking folic acid once a day to help the baby’s brain and spine develop very early in the pregnancy. Discover more about your baby’s health with prenatal testing.  

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month | Mayo Clinic Connect
Birth defects affect millions of babies each year, but they can be prevented.