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Researchers said on Monday that women should get sufficient vitamin B12 and folic acid before becoming pregnant to cut their risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord.
Women obese during pregnancy have a small increased risk of some birth defects, such as spina bifida and neural tube defects, British researchers said. Katherine J.
Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with birth abnormalities, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Grain Foods Foundation Partners with March of Dimes to Remind Women of the Importance of Folic Acid in Preventing Birth Defects WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new March of Dimes survey conducted by the Gallup organization and funded by the U.S.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 17 percent of Spanish-speaking women of childbearing age in the United States are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid daily, according to the first nationally representative folic acid awareness survey to focus on this population.
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan.
Before brides-to-be say I do, they should be taking a daily multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily, U.S. researchers said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "For richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health," are some of the most common words heard in wedding vows. But what is often overlooked is the health of the married couple's future children.
By Anonymous Taking a folic acid pill a day - a simple measure to prevent severe birth defects - is under-promoted in the media, under- recommended by health-care providers, and under-used by women of childbearing age, according to a review of studies.
By Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 4--Urging women to take folic acid led to fewer babies born with brain and spinal cord defects like spina bifida.
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