Women who do not take prenatal vitamins early in their pregnancy are twice as likely to have a child with autism than those who do, say California researchers.
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Pregnancy and Nutrition
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Poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause DNA changes in a woman’s unborn baby that significantly increases the chances of the child later developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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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.
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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.