How to Ensure that your Child is Born without Disability

Every pregnant woman probably knows that she should supplement her healthy diet with multivitamins. But, not everyone may be aware that some vitamins must be taken even before a woman conceives to ensure healthy development the baby.

One of such a vitamins is folic acid which women should start to take even before getting pregnant. It is because defects occur only 25-29 days after conceiving. During this early time of pregnancy many women do not know yet that they are pregnant. Therefore, at that crucial for child’s development time women usually do not take any actions to ensure its healthy development. 

But, they can do it by taking folic acid before they get pregnant. Moreover, women need more folic acid during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. So, it is important to continue taking folic acid even after the first trimester. 

The importance of folic acid has been proven by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and by the Motherisk Program. They carried a research in 2007 which was published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. It concludes that women should take this vitamin at least 3 months before getting pregnant.

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