All parents naturally want to have healthy children who were born with, but can occur where a child born to bring a birth defect. Although at the time of pregnancy, the mother had tried to do the best for her pregnancy, but there is no guarantee that the baby will be born to have perfect health. Congenital birth defects more than a lot of people, and many of them are actually preventable.
According to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), in the United States one of 33 babies born with congenital defects. 2,200 babies are born with neural tube defects each year. Until now, the majority of congenital birth defects is still a mystery to the experts, although genetic factors play an important role as well. But this does not mean, there’s nothing we can do at all. There are some simple steps that can be taken to prevent such things, that taking folic acid and avoiding alcohol during pregnancy.
January is in the United States, designated as a national month of birth defect prevention by NBDPN. Anything that can be recommended? A woman is recommended to take folic acid at least one month before the plan to become pregnant. So drunk long before pregnancy. Folic acid, a B group of vitamins that are essential for normal cell growth. The risk of folic acid deficiency causes neural tube defects, including spina bifida, causes paralysis and anensefalus child is a situation where most of the brain and skull bones do not form.
Recommended every woman of childbearing age who has been married to consume a multivitamin containing 400 mcg of folic acid every day. While women who had delivered a child with neural tube defects earlier, it is recommended to consume a higher folic acid is 4 mg before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy.
In addition, women are also advised to not consume alcohol at all during pregnancy. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a condition in which the child has a developmental disorder, abnormal facial appearance and disorders of the central nervous system.
During pregnancy, it can be done with laboratory test called Alpha Feto-Protein (AFP) for the presence of fetal abnormalities, such as spina bifida and anensefalus. In addition, further measures may be used to take samples korealis villi of fetal and amniotic fluid (amniocentesis), for pregnant women who have been over the age of 35 years, or in women who are at high risk of birth defects.
Equally important is to do regular antenatal care. with your doctor about the disease that you are suffering like diabetes, epilepsy (seizures) and others, are also medicines that you never consume during pregnancy.