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The month of January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, which is sponsored by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. It aims to decrease the number of babies born with birth defects across the country by raising awareness about birth defects and strategies for their prevention such as taking a multivitamin with folic acid to prevent serious defects of the brain and spinal cord. By educating women on the steps to take to ensure a healthy pregnancy, many birth defects can be prevented.

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