Certain Birth Defects Preventable

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

A new study is giving hope to millions of expectant mothers.
The study details ways to reduce the risk of birth defects which could become fatal if untreated.
Birth defects develop within the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Folic acid, if taken everyday, can reduce the risk of birth defects by seventy percent.
Organizations like the march of dimes raise money to research birth defects and provide support to families.
"Some of the best medicine for a parent is to be able to talk to another parent," says Vice-Chairman of the Wiregrass March of Dimes, Mark Miller.
Future events for the March of Dimes include a state bike ride in Talladega to raise money for research.


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  • by Michele Location: Westville on Jul 10, 2010 at 05:42 AM
    All women of child bearing age should have an intake of folic acid of at least 400 micrograms (mcg), which can be found in certain foods or you could take supplements. Spina bifida (spine not closed all the way) happens in the first month of pregnacy. This is why it is very important to take folic acid before you get pregnate.
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