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National Mentoring Month is a campaign dedicated to recognizing mentoring and the impact it can have on people’s lives. Whether it’s developing employees, supporting young people ,or inspiring and preparing college students ,mentoring enables people to unleash their full potential by learning from others.

National Mentoring Month is a time to celebrate the power of mentoring and encourage others to explore how mentoring programs can enable organizations to create more productive, engaged and satisfied people. As a health care professional, one of the most important parts of working with pregnant patients is helping them to identify the development of birth defects. This can be a challenging endeavor, as not all birth defects have clear and identifiable risk factors.

Prospective parents are likely aware of certain factors that increase the odds of birth defects, such as smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol. However, it is still important to discuss with them a variety of factors that may have an impact on birth defect development both before and during pregnancy.


Every 4.5 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect. Help us raise awareness for these conditions this January. Dear soon-to-be moms: Start your parenting journey by taking steps to help you and your baby be as healthy as you can be! Learn about the healthy behaviors you can adopt.


JANUARY 2024
January 7 – I am a Mentor Day
January 17 – International Mentoring Day
January 21 – Thank Your Mentor Day