Social Media for Birth Defects Prevention Month

Use these messages on your social media platforms to raise awareness about birth defects and about how women can improve their chances of having a healthy baby. Use the National Birth Defects Prevention Month hashtag (#Best4YouBest4Baby) to help us track tweets, likes, clicks, and other engagement.

 Twitter Messages

Thinking about getting #pregnant soon? You can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions & adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant: http://bit.ly/2zbtpjg #Best4YouBest4Baby

#DYK: Flu shots have been given to millions of #pregnant women over many years with a good safety record. Protect yourself and your baby by getting your #flu shot! #Best4YouBest4Baby

Facebook Messages

Are you thinking about getting pregnant soon? Is reaching a healthy weight one of your new year’s resolutions? What’s best for you is also best for your baby! Talk with your doctor about ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant. #Best4YouBest4Baby

Making healthy choices now is important for you, but can also be important for the children you may have one day. Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are steps you can take to help have a healthy pregnancy. What’s best for you is also best for your baby! #Best4YouBest4Baby

Instagram Messages

CDC is committed to helping women stay healthy during #pregnancy and giving babies a healthy start in life. Join the conversation this January and share what you’re doing that is best for you and best for baby! #Best4YouBest4Baby #CDC #publichealth #healthybabies

#Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps our bodies make new cells. But for women who want to become #pregnant, it can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spine. Learn how you can get your 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day: http://bit.ly/2zSHVMj. #Best4YouBest4Baby #CDC #publichealth #healthybabies