Studies show that approximately 150,000 children in the United States are born every year with one or more birth defects. Even though the cause of over 60% of birth defects are unknown, certain things may help to ensure optimal health for your baby.
Awareness and education play a vital role in preventing birth defects. The awareness and education must be followed by action and there are number of things that can be taken care of in order to increase the probability of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Following are variety of tips that can be used to prevent birth defects:
If your family or friends are considering conceiving, and are concerned about the possibility of birth defects, encourage them to get screened.