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  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

    The mission of CSHCN is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions.

    January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month!

    Best for you Best for Baby

    We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by doing what you can to be your healthiest self both before and during pregnancy. What is best for you is also best for your baby.

    The following steps increase a woman’s chance of having a healthy baby

  • Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.
  • Book a visit with your healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medicine.
  • Become up-to-date with all vaccines, including the flu shot.
  • Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight.
  • Boost your health by avoiding harmful substances during pregnancy, such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UtahBDN/ this month for tips to prevent birth defects and the opportunity for free multivitamins during Folic Acid Awareness Week!

    Click Here to learn more about Birth Defect Prevention.


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