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CDC has created buttons to help increase awareness of birth defects. You can help by posting a button to your website, blog, or social networking site (e.g., Facebook page). To add the desired button to your site: select a size below and click the link, copy the code and then paste to your site.

Each year, total hospital costs for U.S. children and adults with birth defects exceed $2.6 billion. To learn more visit www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

Each year, total hospital costs for U.S. children and adults with birth defects exceed $2.6 billion.

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Birth Defects causs 1 in every 5 deaths during first year of life.

Birth defects cause 1 in every 5 deaths during the first year of life.

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Every 4.5 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect. We want to help you reduce that risk. Learn more about prevention, detection, treatment and living with birth defects at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

Every 4.5 minutes

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1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. We want to help you reduce that risk. Learn more about prevention, detection, treatement and living with birth defects at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects.

1 in every 33 babies

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Birth defects affect us all. What effect will you have on birth defects? Learn more about birth defects visit www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

Birth defects affect us all

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¡Cada 4 minutos y medio nace un bebé con un defecto congénito! Deseamos ayudarle a reducir ese riesgo. Infórmese sobre en www.cdc.gov/defectos

Every 4.5 minutes (in Spanish)

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1 de cada 33 bebés nace con un defecto de nacimiento. Deseamos ayudarle a reducir este riesgo. Infórmese sobre en en www.cdc.gov/defectos

1 in every 33 babies (in Spanish)

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Podcasts

Beating Birth Defects podcast

In this podcast, Dr. Stuart Shapira discusses risk factors for birth defects and ways to reduce the risk.
Cup of Health (7:10) (long version)
Minute of Health (0:59) (short version)

HHS HealthBeat: Beating Birth Defects

http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2013/02/20130222a.html

Healthy Little Hearts podcast

This podcast discusses maternal risk factors for having a baby with a heart defect and simple precautions women can take before and during pregnancy to decrease their chance of having a baby with a heart defect.
Listen to the PodcastMinute of Health (7:22) (long version)
Listen to the PodcastCup of Health (0:59) (short version)

Keeping Little Hearts Healthy

This podcast discuses congenital heart defects and ways to prevent them in newborns.
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Good Medicine Can Be Bad for Baby

This podcast discusses why women should consult with a health care provider about the risk for using particular medications during pregnancy.
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If You’re Pregnant, Don’t Smoke

This podcast describes the dangers of smoking during pregnancy for the woman and her unborn baby, and offers information about how to get help to quit smoking for good.
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Put Down That Drink if You Are Pregnant (or Trying to Be)!

This podcast discusses the danger of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
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Ten Tips to Prevent Infections During Pregnancy

This podcast gives 10 tips for preventing infections during pregnancy.
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Folic Acid: Helping to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

Women should take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during early pregnancy to help prevent certain birth defects.
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You CAN Help Prevent Birth Defects (A Minute of Health with CDC)

To reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida or anencephaly, women of reproductive age should consume at least 400 micrograms of synthetic folic acid daily by eating one serving of fortified breakfast cereal or taking a supplement. In addition, women should eat foods rich in naturally occurring folate such as orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe, asparagus, broccoli, cooked dry peas and beans, and dark green, leafy vegetables.
Listen to the PodcastListen To This Podcast (0:59) (short version)
Listen to the PodcastListen To This Podcast (6:10) (long version)

Videos

NBDPS VideoNational Birth Defects Prevention Study Video

Learn about the NBDPS from families who have been affected by birth defects, researchers, and doctors.

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