Tag: folic acid

Make a PACT to prevent birth defects

Make a PACT to prevent birth defects

Each year in the United States, about 120,000 babies (1 in 33) are affected by birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at ...
Your daily folic acid dose

Your daily folic acid dose

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, folic acid is important to help prevent certain birth defects. But did you know that even if ...
Planning to become a mom

Planning to become a mom

Hopefully we all remember that Mother’s Day is this Sunday. If you aren’t a mom yet, but are thinking of starting a family soon, there are a number of ...
Latina health chat

Latina health chat

Join us this Wednesday! Be sure to use #WellnesWed to fully participate in the conversation. ...
Nacersano.org, our Spanish-language site

Nacersano.org, our Spanish-language site

Hispanic women have babies at a greater rate each year than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, making this population the fast ...

Birth defects

In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, here are 10 things you need to know about birth defects from the Centers for Disease Contro ...

Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects

January 5-11 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week. Are you getting enough folic acid each day? Today's guest post is from the CDC's National Cente ...
Birth defects chat

Birth defects chat

Did you know that 1 in 33 babies born in the U.S. has a birth defect? Most people don’t realize how common these conditions are. Every 4 ½ minu ...

Folic acid helps prevent birth defects

Anifa is an 18-month-old girl who was born with spina bifida, a serious birth defect of the spine. Like many children with spina bifida, Anifa is para ...