Samaritan Behavioral Health

National Birth Defect Awareness

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Jan 04

Birth defects are abnormal conditions that happen before or at the time of birth. They can cause physical, mental, or medical problems. The cause of most birth defects are still a mystery.

Help raise awareness among women and families on actions they can take to help have a healthy baby. January is also a time to recognize people living with birth defects.

Thanks to ongoing medical advances, children born with birth defects are living longer. These children and their families still need help. They often need specialized treatment, continued care, and strong social support to improve their overall quality of life.