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How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?
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Dr. M. Taslimi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Several benefits
Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors.

In brief: Several benefits
Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors.
Dr. M. Taslimi
Dr. M. Taslimi
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Healthy mom, baby
Developing fetus will get the nutrients it needs from mom. It gets calcium from mom's blood (via mom's diet, or her bones-doesn't care).
Need B12 and folate (folic acid) for normal neurological development, to prevent some congenital abn; needs iron for cell growth and development. Mom needs supplement to prevent deficiencies (increased needs due to fetal development).

In brief: Healthy mom, baby
Developing fetus will get the nutrients it needs from mom. It gets calcium from mom's blood (via mom's diet, or her bones-doesn't care).
Need B12 and folate (folic acid) for normal neurological development, to prevent some congenital abn; needs iron for cell growth and development. Mom needs supplement to prevent deficiencies (increased needs due to fetal development).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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