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A study found that mothers-to-be with lower levels of the vitamin folate in their body during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies with lower, or less healthy, birth weights. Conversely, ...


Only one-third of childbearing age women are taking a multivitamin containing the B vitamin folic acid daily to prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spine in their future babies. The surv ...


Compared to normal-weight women, overweight and obese women suffer more pregnancy complications and their babies have more medical problems at birth. The study is published in Birth Defects Researc ...


The fortification with Folic acid might increase the rate of twin births after in-vitro fertilisation ( IVF ). In-vitro fertilisation is a popular treatment for infertility, but despite recent advanc ...


A study has shown that the risk of death and major birth defects are still high in babies born to women with diabetes, despite an international strategy to raise standards of diabetes care. Researc ...


Taking Folic acid supplements in early pregnancy seems to substantially reduce the risk of cleft lip. It is widely known that taking Folic acid in early pregnancy reduces the risk of neural tube de ...


A study found that undernourished women who take a vitamin and mineral supplement while pregnant may be less likely than women taking only iron and folic acid supplements to have babies weighing less ...


Offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with Iron and Folic acid during pregnancy had dramatically reduced mortality through age 7. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that other suppl ...