February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. An estimated 40,000 babies are born with CHF annually in the United States. This disease develops while the heart is still forming. Expectant moms who contract Rubella, who have Lupus, or who are diabetic are more prone to delivering babies with heart defects.Babies who suffer from certain gene defects are also more prone to being born with CHD. Expectant moms who smoke or drink also increase the risk of their baby being born with CHD. There are Resources available to help with Congenital Heart Disease. You may visit www.childrensheartfoundation.org or www.activebeat.com for more information. As always, Trinity Home Care Services is here to help and keep you informed. If you or anyone you know needs our expert services, please call us to schedule a free consultation.