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Preventing Alcohol- and Drug-Related Birth Defects

Birth defects are common when pregnant women abuse alcohol or drugs. This alcohol abuse does not have to be pronounced. In fact, doctors advise that any amount of alcohol, including beer and wine, may cause troubling birth defects. Drug use can have similar outcomes.

The good news is that these birth defects are preventable. Taking care of drug and alcohol abuse problems before getting pregnant can eliminate them.

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STDs & Birth Defects: What Every Expectant (or Hopeful) Mother Should Know

 

January is Birth Defects Prevention month — a good time for expecting parents to be reminded of the risks that sexually transmitted diseases pose to infants.

Read on to see what STDs pose risk of birth defects, and how you can prevent them.

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For Birth Defects Prevention Month, Be Aware of Your Sexual Health

In the medical field, January is designated National Birth Defects Prevention month. For healthcare providers, this means educating the masses on how to prevent birth defects. For expectant families, this should mean arming yourselves with the knowledge you need to stop preventable birth defects.

Here’s what you need to know about STDs in order to prevent birth defects in your kids!

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