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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month


As you may regularly witness first-hand, birth defects can have far-reaching effects on the lives of children and families. While many unknown factors can play a role in the occurrence of birth defects, infection prevention is one of the simple steps we can all work together on. 

Print outPrevent to Protect Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection” along with resources that can help raise awareness of the connection between infections and birth defects. 

Additional resources to support conversations with families are available through the and websites.