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.