The World Health Organization (WHO) has an overview of what birth defects (also called congenital anomalies) are; things that may increase a woman’s risk for having an affected pregnancy; and how birth defects might be prevented, detected, and treated. This is available at www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/congenital-anomalies (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish)

What do you need to know before pregnancy?

Folic Acid

Learn what folic acid is and why it is important for women of reproductive age at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/index.html (English and Spanish) or http://www.apebi.org.ar/index.php/informacion/prevencion (Spanish)