Hi everyone today I’m going to create awareness about Cleft lip and importance of folic acid…
Cleft lip and palate are birth defects that occur because a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. A cleft lip is an upper lip that is split. It is caused by the failure of the tissue of the lip to join. A cleft palate occurs when the tissue that makes up the roof of the mouth does not come..
In early pregnancy, different parts of a baby’s face develop separately and then join together. If some parts do not join properly, the baby is born with a cleft.
One out of every 600 newborns is affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate, among the most common birth defects , according to the Cleft Palate Foundation.
To promote the public awareness of these conditions, in which the two sides of the lip are separated (cleft lip) or the two sides of one’s palate did not fuse during development as a baby (cleft palate)…
Do you really need to take supplements during pregnancy?
Any woman who has been pregnant will remember how much effort she put into eating a healthy diet. Many expectant mums also turn to prenatal supplements to optimise their chances of producing a healthy baby and, in later years, a more “intelligent” child….
Folic acid is a vitamin (B9), found in certain foods, such as broccoli and spinage. It can also be taken as tablets (supplements). Folic acid protects your future baby against neural tube defects, such as spina bifida..
Some women, particularly those who have already had a pregnancy affected by a neural-tube defect, have an increased risk and are advised to take a higher dose of 5 milli grams of folic acid each day until they are 12 weeks pregnant..
Even women who aren’t planning to have a baby should increase their folate intake if they are sexually active, because around half of all pregnancies are unplanned.
Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby develop and grow and keep you fit and well.