National Birth Defects Awareness Month: Social Media Resources

Use the National Birth Defects Awareness Month hashtags (#AcrossTheLifepsan and #BirthDefects) to help us track tweets, likes, clicks, and other engagement. The posts below are example options that you can modify to fit your organization’s mission or individual preferences.

Social Media Messages

Twitter Messages

  • January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of #BirthDefects and their impact on individuals, parents, and families! #AcrossTheLifespan http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Looking for information about birth defects but don’t know where to start? Check out @CDC_NCBDDD resources for people living with #BirthDefects #AcrosstheLifespan and their families at http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Thinking about pregnancy? You can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions & adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. #AcrossTheLifespan http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Transition to adult health care can be tricky for teens living with a #BirthDefect. It’s important for people with birth defects and their families to begin planning for transition during childhood so they stay healthy #AcrosstheLifespan. http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV

Facebook Messages

  • January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month. This month is a time to raise awareness about birth defects and highlight efforts to improve the health of people living with these conditions across their lifespan. Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of birth defects and their impact on individuals, parents, and families! http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Birth defects can happen for many reasons. Although not all birth defects can be prevented, people can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Some birth defects, such as Down syndrome, are caused by changes in genes. Having someone in your family with a birth defect increases your own chances of having a baby with a birth defect. To learn more about your genetic risk of having a baby with a birth defect, you can talk with a clinical geneticist or a genetic counselor. http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV
  • Are you or a loved one living with a birth defect? If so, what advice would you give others living with these conditions and their families? Share your story during National Birth Defects Awareness Month to spread awareness and help people living with birth defects and their families get the information and support they need. http://go.usa.gov/xeXAV

Instagram Messages

  • Birth defects are common, costly, and critical conditions that can affect individuals and families #AcrossTheLifespan. You can help recognize January as National Birth Defects Awareness Month by raising awareness about #BirthDefects and sharing information to improve the health of people living with these conditions across their lifespan.
  • Having a baby is a special, life-changing experience, but it can also present challenges for new parents. Parents of a child with a #BirthDefect can face these challenges and prepare for their child’s needs by learning about their child’s condition from a healthcare provider. This knowledge can equip you to make the best possible choices for your child’s health. #AcrossTheLifespan
  • Meeting the complex needs of a person with #BirthDefects involves the whole family and can be challenging at times. But finding resources, knowing what to expect, and planning for the future can help. Early intervention services and supports can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills, overcome challenges, and increase success in school and life. #AcrossTheLifespan
  • Are you or a loved one living with a #BirthDefect? Birth defects can have profound effects on individuals, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and many others. Share your story during National Birth Defects Awareness Month to help people living with birth defects and their families get the information and support they need. Raise awareness of birth defects across the lifespan by tagging @CDCgov and using the hashtag #AcrossTheLifespan.

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Awareness of Birth Defects Across the Lifespan

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Birth Defects affect people in each phase of life. Illustrations of people living: Before and During pregnancy, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of a pregnant mother and father. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Before and During Pregnancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of children playing together. Including a child in a wheelchair. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Childhood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Of young adults in a school setting. Including a girl using assistive walking canes. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adolescence. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of a family at home. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

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Birth Defects affect people in each phase of life. Illustrations of people living: Before and During pregnancy, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of a pregnant mother and father. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Before and During Pregnancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of children playing together. Including a child in a wheelchair. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Childhood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Of young adults in a school setting. Including a girl using assistive walking canes. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adolescence. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Illustration of a family at home. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

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Spanish language graphic: Birth Defects affect people in each phase of life. Illustrations of people living: Before and During pregnancy, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language: Illustration of children playing together. Including a child in a wheelchair. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Childhood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language illustration of young adults in a school setting. Including a girl using assistive walking canes. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adolescence. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of a family at home. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

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Spanish language graphic: Birth Defects affect people in each phase of life. Illustrations of people living: Before and During pregnancy, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of two happy babies. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Infancy. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language: Illustration of children playing together. Including a child in a wheelchair. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Childhood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language illustration of young adults in a school setting. Including a girl using assistive walking canes. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adolescence. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects
Spanish language Illustration of a family at home. Birth defects affect people in each phase of life. Adulthood. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/birthdefects

Animated – Spanish