Tag: folic acid

Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

You may have heard about folic acid, but have you heard of folate? Folic acid and folate are similar but not the same thing. Read on to learn how ...
Are you getting enough folic acid?

Are you getting enough folic acid?

Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020) is a nationwide initiative to help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Folic acid is a vitamin th ...
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we do  know there are things that can help you increase the chances of having a healthy, full ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Your body uses vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help it stay strong and healthy. During pregnancy, it’s hard to get the right amount of some ...
Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Cleft lip and cleft palate happen when a baby’s lip or mouth doesn’t fo ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
The most common birth defect

The most common birth defect

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. During this week we raise awareness about the most common type of birth defect, congenital ...
Folic acid: what you need to know

Folic acid: what you need to know

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week – a great time to learn all about why folic acid is so important! Below we break down all you need to know. What ...