Monday, January 7, 2008

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.

The site has detailed information on nutrition, screening and a healthy pregnancy.

For more information:
National Birth Defects Prevention MonthMarch of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 997-4488
(914) 997-4763 Fax
Materials availableContact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although prevention month is over, I'm still promoting the use of folate to ensure a pregnant woman and her child's health! Folate is extremely beneficial in pregnancy health and the developement of a child inside the fetus.