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Birth Defects Prevention
We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we also know that women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. A birth defect may affect the health or development of a child and require special medical care. Resources are available. Early diagnosis can help babies and children get the health care and services they need to live their best life.