January is the National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asks that everyone do their part to raise awareness about birth defects. Both their causes, and their potential impact. On top of educating women and their families about how to ensure that they have healthy babies, the CDC would also like to recognize the millions of people living with birth defects. The organization points out that people living with birth defects, despite medical advances leading to longer life spans, still need various support items to improve quality of life, including:
- Specialized Treatment
- Continued Care
- Strong Social Support
So, what can you do to help raise awareness?
- Join the #Prevent2Protect Thunderclap to raise awareness of National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
- Share your story! Create an original picture or a video about your story and post on social media tagged with #1in33.
- Create an original picture or a video and post on social media tagged with #Prevent2Protect