NCMS Seeks to Promote Discussion on Maternal and Infant Health

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, which aims to increase awareness of how to help prevent birth defects for mothers-to-be. The theme this year is ‘Best For You. Best for Baby.’ Here are five tips and a comprehensive list of resources for you and your patients. 

This toolkit not only includes information for mom, but also for dads and the role they play in helping to prevent birth defects.

In 2019, the NCMS is planning to promote more robust discussion among our members and organizations that can impact maternal and infant health in the face of dismal state statistics for maternal and infant mortality rates. Watch your email for information in the coming weeks.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services maintains data on maternal and infant mortality, which can be accessed here.


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