Preconception health and health care focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. However, preconception health is important for all women and men, whether or not they plan to have a baby one day.
Too many babies in the United States are born preterm, of low birth weight, or with birth defects. Improving the health of women of childbearing age, before they conceive, is essential to changing these trends.
Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to improve the health of women and babies by promoting preconception health and healthcare.
Researchers at CDC are working on a series of projects to improve the quality of life and encourage full participation at every age for those living with spina bifida.
- Page last reviewed: September 29, 2014
- Page last updated: September 29, 2014
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