folic acid

November 25, 2013

Make sure you take your folic acid

A healthy diet during pregnancy will promote your baby's growth and development, so it is important to understand which nutrients you need most and where to find them. The basic principles of healthy eating remain the same — get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and supplements, such as folic acid. Lack of folic acid in a pregnancy diet may increase the risk of neural tract malformations such as Spina Bofida as well as low birth weight and preterm delivery. 400 micrograms of folic acid a day before conception and throughout pregnancy is recommended. Fortified cereals are great…
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