Help Prevent Birth Defects

Make A PACT

Plan Ahead

You need Folic acid , which is a B vitamin. If the woman has enough of the Folic acid in her body at least for one month before her pregnancy and during her pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the developing brain and spine.

Avoid harmful substances

Alcohol in a womans blood stream, can pass through and get to the umbilical cord. All types of alcohol , can cause you to have miscarriages, stillbirths, and disabilities.

Smoking during pregnancy may cause your child to have cleft lip or cleft palate.

Choose a healthy lifestyle

keep diabetes under control. poor diabetes increases chances for birth defects and other problems.

Talk with your healthcare provider

Make sure your medications are good, make sure you know what to do and what not to do, make sure you are healthy, and not doing anything than can harm our affect the baby.. prevent getting the flu, the flu has increased risk of serious problems for pregnant women