Podcasts and Videos about Birth Defects and Prevention

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Have a Healthy Pregnancy

In this podcast, Dr. Cara Mai discusses steps one can take to have a healthy baby.

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Beating Birth Defects

In this podcast, Dr. Stuart Shapira discusses risk factors for birth defects and ways to reduce the risk.

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Healthy Little Hearts

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.

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Audio_02Cup 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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Ten Tips to Prevent Infections During Pregnancy

This podcast gives 10 tips for preventing infections during pregnancy.

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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.

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Videos

National Birth Defects Prevention Study Video

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

A Heart-To-Heart Chat: Living with a Heart Defect

Did you know? Congenital heart defects are conditions that affect more than 2 million children and adults in the United States. CDC experts and special guests to discuss lifelong care issues related to living with a heart defect.