Wednesday, April 23 2014, 09:23 AM MDT
Birth Defect Prevention
(KUTV) (KUTV) Marcia Feldkamp is a professor from the University of Utah Research Associate department and Leeann Tate, mother of a child born with gastroschisis. They joined us in studio to talk about birth defects, and how to prevent them.
What can moms do before and during their pregnancy to reduce their risk?
-Take a multivitamin with folic acid (0.4mg day)
-Eat a healthy diet - get to and stay at a healthy weight
-Control diagnosed diabetes
-Stop drinking alcohol - there is no safe amount of alcohol
-Talk to your doctor about an medication you are taking
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