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Woman holding up a folic acid supplement which can help prevent major Birth Defects

Birth Defects

  • Birth defects affect about one in every 33 babies born in the United States and account for more than 20% of all infant deaths (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • Babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before she is pregnant, it can help prevent major birth defects of her baby's brain and spine (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
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Community Guide Flyer

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]

 

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