Beating Birth Defects Before Pregnancy

Preconception health is critical to women who may become pregnant. It’s during the earliest months of pregnancy, often before a woman realizes she is pregnant, that unhealthy habits may cause birth defects in babies. In a one minute podcast from the HHS HealthBeat, Ira Dreyfuss shares the importance of healthy living for women of childbearing age, including specific behaviors that should be followed before conception and continue throughout the pregnancy. You can learn more about healthy living at healthfinder.gov.

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