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does malnutrition impair fetal development?

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Dr. Timothy Puri
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Malnutrition can definitely impair many parts of fetal development. One example is if there is a lack of folic acid, the fetal nervous system may not properly form. It is very important to be vigilant of nutrition during pregnancy and your doctor will guide you through it.

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