Tag: NTDs

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 ...
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 ...
It’s Birth Defects Prevention Month — come chat with us!

It’s Birth Defects Prevention Month — come chat with us!

Did you know that January is Birth Defects Prevention Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4 ½ minutes a ba ...
FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa — a great day for babies!

Today the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow corn masa flour to be fortified with folic acid. This announcement is ...

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 ...
Folic acid is in many cereals

Folic acid is in many cereals

Getting enough folic acid before pregnancy doesn’t have to be a chore. Taking a multivitamin that contains folic acid is an easy way to get the amount ...
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 ...