World Birth Defects Day

On March 3, 2023, the National Birth Defect Prevention Network (NBDPN) will join the world to celebrate World Birth Defects Day (#WorldBDDay) with the theme "Many Birth Defects, One Voice," as this day recognizes our collective voice in raising awareness for all birth defects. #WorldBDDay unites people and organizations working in the field of birth defects, also known as congenital anomalies, congenital disorders, or congenital conditions. #WorldBDDay also aims to mobilize resources and commitment to improve birth defects surveillance, research, prevention, and care.
Here is the 2023 World Birth Defects Day ToolkitEnglishSpanish

WBDD Resources

Consider sharing some of these resources on your social media channels:
Download in formats for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Image (illustration) gallery of selected birth defects

MotherToBaby is hosting a bilingual World Birth Defects Day Twitter Chat on March 3rd at 8amPT/11amET. 
To participate, simply follow the #WorldBDday hashtag on Twitter, re-tweet @MotherToBaby's tweets and/or send out your own tweets that include the #WorldBDday hashtag in each one.


MotherToBaby has also published a World Birth Defects Day-themed podcast episode highlighting the role pregnancy study participation plays in reducing the prevalence of birth defects rates world-wide.  Please listen and share the lastest episode (#53) with your networks and community partners!  Click here to listen.

Birth defects matter across the globe!                                                     

Let’s show our support for birth defects tracking, research and prevention!
1. Download and print the “Birth defects matter” sign;
2. Fill out your country in the blank line and then write why you care about birth defects prevention and research; and                    
3. Post a picture holding it including #WorldBDDay and #ManyBirthDefects1Voice.

Download the “Birth defects matter” sign.
Instructions are available in English and Spanish (A4 sizeletter size).


In collaboration with Teratology Society, MotherToBaby, and The North American AED Pregnancy Registry, NBDPN would like to present this video for World Birth Defects Day. Every year, millions of babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In many countries, birth defects are one of the leading causes of death in babies and young children. The goal of World Birth Defects Day is to expand birth defects surveillance, prevention, care, and research worldwide.

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