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What fruits or vegatables would help prevent birth defects?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Good nutrition

The only association that is known between nutrition and birth defects, is the lack of vit B12 (folic acid) and a higher incidence of spina bifida.
Taking prenatal vitamins will prevent this. In general, good nutrition will assure you and your baby the best chance for good growth prenatally.

In brief: Good nutrition

The only association that is known between nutrition and birth defects, is the lack of vit B12 (folic acid) and a higher incidence of spina bifida.
Taking prenatal vitamins will prevent this. In general, good nutrition will assure you and your baby the best chance for good growth prenatally.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Dietary helps

Well, vegetables rich in Folic Acid would be good, examples are spinach and leafy green lettuce.
Although just taking a Folic Acid supplement is the best way. It actually has been shown to be better absorbed when taken as a pill.

In brief: Dietary helps

Well, vegetables rich in Folic Acid would be good, examples are spinach and leafy green lettuce.
Although just taking a Folic Acid supplement is the best way. It actually has been shown to be better absorbed when taken as a pill.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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