Birth defects account for one of every five infant deaths in the United States. This podcast discusses the chances and ways for women to have healthy babies. Created: 1/19/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/19/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC Having Healthy Babies
Inpatient Hospitalization Costs Associated with Birth Defects Among Persons of
All Ages — United States, 2013
Recorded: January 17, 2017; posted: January 19, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect, and these conditions account for one of every five infant deaths. Babies who have birth defects often need special care and interventions to survive and thrive developmentally. Not all birth defects can be prevented,
but women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby. Before and during pregnancy, consume folic acid, avoid alcohol and tobacco, maintain a healthy weight, and regularly visit a health care provider can help reduce the risk of birth defects.
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