Podcast: National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Today's episode of Kids Health Cast comes from our Women's Health Wednesday series on Back to Health. Georges Sylvestre, M.D. discusses the importance of preventing birth defects. He shares the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of having a baby with a birth defect. He also highlights the precautions that pregnant adults can practice during the prenatal period, including the benefits of taking folic acid. Finally, he discusses what expecting mothers can do to decrease the risk of having a baby with certain abnormalities.

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