Birth defects sometimes happen, but there are things prospective parents can do to give themselves the best chance to have a healthy baby. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and it’s an opportune time to help people get the facts about healthy pregnancies and birth defects prevention.
Not all birth defects can be prevented. But there are things you can do—like getting exercise and making nutritious food choices—that can increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy. Most people know to avoid tobacco and alcohol. But did you know that kitty litter may cause a problem during pregnancy? Check out this list of things to avoid and what’s okay if you’re pregnant.