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Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
Get ready – tomorrow is World Birth Defects Day

Get ready – tomorrow is World Birth Defects Day

Every parent wants a healthy baby. But, the reality is that many babies are born with birth defects. Some birth defects are clearly seen at birth. ...
Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects. If you’ve missed some posts, here is a wrap up of messages. More posts will be coming e ...
Folic acid fortification saves millions of dollars and reduces neural tube defects

Folic acid fortification saves millions of dollars and reduces neural tube defects

Since the U.S. started requiring that folic acid be added to certain foods (known as fortification), there has been a 28% reduction in cases of babies ...
Three common folic acid myths

Three common folic acid myths

We receive a lot of questions about folic acid. Here are three of the most common misconceptions people seem to have. Myth #1: Folic acid reduces ...
Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

If a woman of childbearing age takes 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during early pregnancy, it can help reduce her baby's risk for ...

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 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 ...