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What Do You Know About Birth Defects?

See how much you know about birth defects. Learn what you can do to lower your risk.

1. How many babies in the U.S. are born with birth defects?
2. When is an unborn baby most at risk of developing a birth defect?
3. Which of these is a common birth defect?
4. Which of these habits of the mother-to-be can be harmful to the fetus?
5. A woman who is pregnant or considering pregnancy should get a medical checkup. Which of these vaccines should be up to date before she gets pregnant because of the danger of the disease to the fetus?
6. Doctors advise women to take 400 mcg of folic acid daily before they get pregnant and during pregnancy. What can this help prevent in the baby?
7. Pregnant women should not handle cat litter to lower the risk of becoming infected with which of these?
8. Which of these kinds of medicines can cause birth defects if taken when pregnant?
9. During prenatal care, a health care provider may recommend genetic screening tests for certain disorders. What is one thing that amniocentesis tests for?
10. Extra or missing chromosomes trigger genetic birth defects. What factor greatly increases the risk for an abnormal number of chromosomes in the fetus?

All groups are located at Broward Health Coral Springs. Click here for directions. For more information, contact Community Education at 954-344-3344.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Al-Anon ...................................................................................................

Weekly

Bariatrics Informational Sessions ..................................................
(weight loss surgery support meeting) 
Monthly 

Bereavement ........................................................................................

Weekly

Better Breathers (American Lung Association) ..........................

Monthly

Breast Cancer ......................................................................................

Monthly

Monthly

CHADD ....................................................................................................
Children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Monthly - Adult Group

Diabetes .................................................................................................

Monthly

Lupus ......................................................................................................

Monthly

M.O.M. (Mothers of Multiples) ...........................................................

Monthly

Multiple Sclerosis ................................................................................

Monthly

Ostomy (Caring & Sharing) ...............................................................

Monthly

Overeaters Anonymous .....................................................................

Weekly

Parkinson's ...........................................................................................

Monthly

Pregnancy/Infant Loss Bereavment ...............................................

Monthly

Suicide Survivors (Family Members) .............................................
Bi-monthly

Widow/Widowers ................................................................................

Weekly

More Information

For more information about Support Groups at Broward Health Coral Springs, contact Community Education, or call 954-344-3344.

Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065