Learn more about how you can help detect and address risky drinking with women that are pregnant or of child-bearing age.
Order form for MDCH birth defects prevention materials.
Quitting smoking before getting pregnant is important. This informational sheet explains the potential risks posed to the mother and baby from smoking during pregnancy.
This site offers information about exposures to possible harmful substances during pregnancy. It contains a list of state contacts for teratology information, fact sheets, special projects, and links.
Health care coverage is available to children, adults and families who meet certain eligibility requirements with the goal to ensure that essential health care services are made available to those who otherwise do not have the financial resources to afford them.
Michigan statistics developed from the collection of vital records ranging from events such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
The Michigan PRAMS is an ongoing survey project of mothers who deliver live births in Michigan. This program is part of a national effort to reduce infant mortality and adverse birth outcomes by providing useful information for developing and implementing intervention programs and evaluating existing programs.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks – babies, children and people with disabilities. Specifically, to identify the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; help children reach their full potential and promote health and well-being among all ages with disabilities including blood disorders.
Working together for stronger, healthy babies by providing information to mothers, professionals and researchers.