World Birth Defects Day Recap: BDRP-Supported Events in Case You Missed Them—Please Share!

World Birth Defects Day, which takes place every year on March 3 and is supported by 165 organizations worldwide, kicked off with a number of events you may have missed. Luckily, some were recorded and can be shared with others who may be interested in the topics covered. World Birth Defects Day aims to use a collective voice to raise awareness for all birth defects and improve care and treatment.

The Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP) was a proud partner for a Facebook Live Event featuring our Past President Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS. The event covered commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy and breastfeeding and was moderated by BDRP member Robert Felix. The live event reached 353 individual Facebook users in the first hour. The recorded version can be seen on the BDRP YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/YlXZTgGA9-0

In addition, our member, Al Romeo, RN, PhD, was part of a free webinar on lead exposure in pregnancy. The recorded version is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/89woFxNKiDg

Last, BDRP was a proud partner of the #WorldBDDay Twitter chat which disseminated information surrounding the prevention of birth defects as well as resources for families affected by birth defects. It had more than 100 Twitter contributors and pushed out more than 800 tweets of critical birth defects information. The effort generated nearly 3 million social impressions during the hour.

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