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Folate Deficiency

Father’s Diet Affects Fetal Development

father-eatingIt’s not new information that what a pregnant woman eats can affect the growth and development of her baby. A recent study is now proving that what a baby’s father eats before conception can also play a role in prenatal growth and development. A study performed by McGill researchers has found that a “father’s diet before conception may play an equally important role in the health of their offspring.” Continue reading

Symptoms of Folate Deficiency

gotfolateWe all know about the importance of getting enough folate during pregnancy. Without proper folate intake during the early parts of pregnancy, you run the risk of your baby developing birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, known as neural tube defects. This is why it’s incredibly vital to make sure you’re getting at least 400mcg/day of folate throughout your pregnancy. Something to be aware of are the symptoms of folate deficiency, which you may develop without even knowing it. Continue reading

Spina Bifida Linked To Folic Acid Deficiency During Pregnancy

Pregnant woman in kitchen eating a salad smilingProper nutrition is extremely important during pregnancy. Everyone who has been pregnant or is thinking about becoming pregnant has likely heard about the importance of Folate (or Folic Acid) during pregnancy. One of the biggest reasons to get folate during pregnancy is to prevent birth defects. Continue reading