Tag: neural tube defect

Anencephaly: causes, risks & what you can do

About 1,206 pregnancies are affected by anencephaly each year in the U.S. Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without par ...

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 ...

Folic Acid: not just for neural tube defect prevention any more

Taking a folic acid supplement daily, one month before becoming pregnant and throughout the first trimester, is one of the easiest and most effective ...

What is amniotic band syndrome?

Amniotic band syndrome is a well-know condition that can include a variety of different birth defects, usually affecting an arm or leg, fingers or toe ...

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 ...

Mom’s weight and baby’s health

Overweight and obesity during pregnancy can cause health problems for your baby. You know that it’s not great for your health, but it can affect your ...