Congenital heart defects are common birth defects

Heart defects are among the most common birth defects. Each year, about 25,000 babies are born with heart defects. … Congenital heart defects are common birth defects »»

Father’s diet prior to conception can also play a role in the developing fetus

Previous research has shown that what mothers eat during pregnancy affects the health of their offspring. But now, a new study suggests that a father’s diet prior to conception could also play an important role in their child’s health, particularly when it comes to consumption of folate. … Father’s diet prior to conception can also play a role in the developing fetus »»

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are NOT reversible. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a defect that is becoming more widely known. The symptoms are small head and body, a flattened face, distinctive eyes, retarded physical growth, mental retardation, shorter and lighter in weight than normal, heart defects, and poor coordination.

The safe minimal dose of alcohol in pregnancy is not yet known, but because alcohol is socially accepted it is very easy to forget that its use should be restricted. … Fetal Alcohol Syndrome »»

Smoking effects on pregnancy and the fetus

Smoking after the fourth month of pregnancy is a major cause of prematurity and the birth of underweight babies. … Smoking effects on pregnancy and the fetus »»

Is fruit good on a low carbohydrate diet?

Fruit on a low carbohydrate diet? Well, it all depends – first on the fruit, second on the timing of when you eat it, and finally on how your body reacts to it. … Is fruit good on a low carbohydrate diet? »»

Watch out for “Sugar Free” Foods

The proliferation of “sugar free” and “no sugar added” foods has created a great deal of confusion. Many of these products are NOT safe for diabetics and low-carbers. … Watch out for “Sugar Free” Foods »»