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Pregnancy and Nutrition
Diet is found to play a major role in fetal brain development early in pregnancy.
Women are told to get adequate folic acid both before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects.
Manufacturers of prenatal vitamins add docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, as it is thought that the nutrient helps with infant cognition and may prevent postpartum
Following over five years of research on the hormone DHEA as a fertility-enhancing supplement in women with diminished ovarian reserve, New York -based Center for Human Reproduction reports yet an
Gastric bypass surgery performed for weight loss could result in birth defects.
Ten percent or less of women get a sufficient amount of choline during pregnancy, which may place their infants at increased risk for health problems.