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Birth Defect Prevention: What Can you Do?

January is Birth Defect Prevention Awareness Month. Here is what you should know.

While not all birth defects are preventable, it is important to take measures to try to decrease the risk!

Prenatal vitamins replenish your body after sharing nutrients with your growing baby and also play a crucial role in the prevention of birth defects. One of the most important components of these vitamins is folic acid, the synthetic version of a vitamin called folate.

The science behind morning sickness

According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50% of pregnant women experience nausea or vomiting within the first six weeks of gestation and although there is no single cause of “morning sickness”, doctors and scientists believe it to be the product of many abrupt and substantial changes that occur in the initial stages of pregnancy.