Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in tow. These disorders serve as the major cause of death among American infants representing 20% of mortality in the first year of life. Although these defects cannot be prevented, there are a variety of ways to reduce their risks.
January of each year is celebrated as National Birth Defects Prevention Month. This is a time for raising awareness about the frequency of birth defects in the United States as well as the steps that can be implemented to prevent them. Here are some of the things pregnant women can do to ensure the health of their babies:
Take Pre-Natal Precautions
A pregnant woman can take the necessary precautions prior and during pregnancy. There are a variety of health care promotional products that are available in the market that promote prevention of birth defects. For instance, they can take folic acid, have a regular check-up, or regulate medical conditions such as diabetes.
Stay Fit And Healthy
Eating a healthy diet and aiming for a healthy weight using fitness promotional items can also help prevent birth defects in the unborn child. Just make sure that it is safe for you to do so.
Take Folic Acid
According to the Centers for Disease Control, taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily can help stop the risk of birth defects. You can also take synthetic folic acid found in customized snacks (Check out samples) like grains, pastas, or breakfast cereals.
Practice Hand Washing
A practical way of ensuring the safety of the unborn baby from any infection is to wash hands often especially after using the bathroom. Use corporate logo hand sanitizer, if possible, after touching raw meat, uncooked eggs, or unwashed vegetables.
There are many trade shows products that can help promote National Birth Defects Awareness to pregnant mothers.
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