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Pregnancy and Birth
Birth Defect Prevention
Health: Conditions and Diseases: Congenital Anomalies
Health: Reproductive Health: Pregnancy and Birth: Nutrition
- Possible causes and information for future prevention of this disorder.
Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
- This organization works to reduce the prevalence of birth defects and their economic, social, and psychological impact in Arkansas and the United States.
Birth Defect Research for Children
- Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC)provides birth defect information, parent networking, resource referral and news updates on birth defect prevention. BDRC sponsors the National Birth Defect Registry, a project that collects data for birth defect research.
Kentucky Folic Acid Partnership
- Kentucky's campaign to increase awareness of the B vitamin folic acid for birth defects prevention and to address other perinatal health issues, such as premature births.
Kiss It Make It Better: Vitamin A and Birth Defects
- Includes information on possible risks pre-formed vitamin A for a pregnant woman.
March of Dimes
- Resources for reducing infant morality and birth defects. Offers a health library, research, programs and a donation form.
- Regularly updated information and news pertaining to testing and screening. Explanation as to what it is, condition profiles, lab profiles and a discussion forum.
The Pregnancy Risk Network
- Offers free telephone information about possible effects that medications, alcohol, illness, on children.
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.
- A non-profit voluntary organization whose mission is to improve the lives of babies by preventing mental retardation and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening.
Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
- Attempting to minimize the economic and human losses in Texas caused by preventable disabilities. Includes details of task forces, services and resources.
The primary prevention of birth defects: Multivitamins or folic acid?
- Study of large clinical trials that found multivitamins containing folic acid are more effective at preventing neural tube defects than high dose folic acid supplements. (March 20, 2004)
Birth Defect Prevention
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