For Students

This site provides information and resources that address prenatal health and prevention related to birth defects, folic acid, the effects of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy, family health history, newborn screening, STD/STIs and HIV, and healthy relationships. By educating yourself on these topics, you are making the best choice for you and your baby!

Information you will find here:

  1. Moodle course (free online course)
  2. Activities that are fun and informational
  3. Resources for research

FREE Moodle course from MU Extension

Fun, informational activities from each chapter

Chapter 1: Birth Defects

Chapter 2: Folic Acid

Chapter 3: Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

Chapter 4: Tobacco Use During Pregnancy, and Following Birth

Chapter 5: Family Health History

Chapter 6: Preconception Health

Chapter 7: Newborn Screening

Chapters 8 & 9: STI’s and HIV/AIDS

Chapter 10: Healthy Relationships

Resources for research

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
This site offers information, fact sheets, articles and audio podcasts on a variety of topics, including:

March of Dimes or
Use the search function to find web pages, fact sheets and pamphlets on a variety of topics, including:

National Birth Defects Prevention Network

Children’s Miracle Network

Maternal and Child Health

American Medical Association - Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Centre for Genetics Education