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Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. We had more info each day on these issues and how you can help!

Each year, about 4,400 infants in the U.S. are born with a cleft lip or palate. Donate now.

Infants and Cleft Palates

 

Clefts are a hole or notch in the lip, palate, or ridge, and they can happen together. They vary in seriousness and treatments. Learn more from the CDC.

The Seriousness of Clefts

 

The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) helps learn about prevention for cleft lips and palates. They have found that diabetes, smoking, thyroid disease, and certain medications during pregnancy can increase chances.

Lowering the Risk of Clefts

 

Books like Wonder can help teach your kids about facial differences, which helps with awareness and acceptance of cleft lips and palates.

Teaching Acceptance

 

Some who adopt get kids dealing with cleft lips or palates, but this Q&A can help you learn more about the issues.

Adoption and Clefts

 

Learn how you can make a difference and do cleft lip and palate community outreach with Pathfinder.

Join a family-to-family connection from cleftAdvocate to get help with questions anytime.

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