The Journal of Pediatrics has published a new study looking at the survival of babies with major birth defects in the United States using data from 1999-2007. The study also compared survival across racial-ethnic groups.
Folic acid is an essential B-vitamin that has been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing babies by up to 70 percent.
This month's MotherToBaby Blog authored by Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA, addresses concerns about cold and flu during pregnancy, including details about which cold and flu medications and home remedies are safe during pregnancy and which should be avoided.
The panel agreed that no safe level of drinking during pregnancy has been established.
World-Renowned Experts Offer Potential Explanations for WA Birth Defects Spike