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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 9, 2015

Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with birth defects in the United States. Heart defects, Down syndrome, and cleft lip/palate are the most common birth defects. Fortunately, there are simple ways to lower your risk of these abnormalities. Keep these tips in mind if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or know someone who[…..]

5 Things You Can Start Doing Today To Prevent Birth Defects

January 31, 2014

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and while the month may be almost over, the campaign to help you prevent birth defects in your baby is not! Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are ways a woman can increase her chances of having a healthy baby and preventing some types of birth[…..]