World Health Organization Publishes Folate Recommendations for Women

In the United States, women consume folic acid from three sources:

  1. enriched cereal grain products (i.e., fortified foods),
  2. ready-to-eat cereals, and
  3. supplements.

Neural tube defects increase with folic acid deficiency. In 1996  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required that manufacturers add 140 µg folic acid per 100 g of grain product labeled as enriched and allowed (but did not require) the addition of up to 400 µg folic acid per serving to ready-to-eat cereals. Multiple studies have shown that in the United States, NTD prevalence decreased and population blood folate concentrations increased after fortification. Now, the WHO has followed up with additional folate recommendations for women. Read more HERE....

Listeria outbreak Linked to Blue Cell Creameries Products

Listeria is an organism usually ingested with contaminated food that can have a damaging effect on the pregnancy. Women should take precautions to stay away from foods that may be potentially contaminated.  Read more HERE....

Induction of Labor for large fetuses is associated with decreased complications

The conclusion of this publication state that "induction of labour for suspected large-for-date fetuses is associated with a reduced risk of shoulder dystocia and associated morbidity compared with expectant management. Induction of labour does not increase the risk of caesarean delivery and improves the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal delivery."  Read more HERE....