Folic acid

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  • The Importance Of Nutrition For A Pregnant Mother

    The food we eat is what provides the function of our bodies. It 's influences the body’s healing and growing process, and it is how energy is received. Food and proper nutrition during pregnancy is crucial. During this time the pregnant women are eating for not only herself, but another life. It is important for the pregnant women to be aware and cautious of what she eats, in order to deliver a healthy baby. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of proper nutrition for a pregnant mother. Pregnant women have increased nutritional needs. They need an increase in protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid and an increase in calories. Pregnant women should also have a proper intake of Vitamin D. Often times, pregnant women believe…

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  • Spina Bifida Classification

    Folic acid deficiency has been identified as a risk factor for the development of neural tube defects (McLone, & Bowman, 2016a). Certain medications such as valproate or folic acid antagonists also increase risk (McLone, & Bowman, 2016a). Prenatal diagnosis can be done by maternal screening of serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels between 15-20 weeks gestation (McLone, & Bowman, 2016a). Diagnosis is confirmed with ultrasound. Before the 12th week it is possible to see irregularities of the bony…

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  • Cognitive Function And Vitamin B1

    example, more than 2.9 million serum vitamin B12 tests were performed in 2010 in Ontario at a cost of $40 million.(Ogunkolade et al., 2013) Vitamin B12(Cobalamine) is a group of compounds with corrinoid ring (4-pyrrole rings) with cobalt (Co). Vitamin B12 are synthesized exclusively by bacteria and have different functional groups chelated to Co. (University of Aberdeen, 2016) Vitamin B12 and folate depend on each other for activation. Both vitamin B12 and folate are very important for DNA…

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  • Significant Achievements In Community Health

    The greatest advancement among this population is the drastically reduced numbers of infants born with neural tube defects. This is mainly due to the fact that the federal government requires cereal grain products to be fortified with folic acid and community health campaigns have encouraged “women of childbearing age to make sure they get the recommended amounts of folic acid” ("CDC", 2011). Over the past decade, the U.S. has seen a massive savings in healthcare costs related to lowering the…

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  • Preconception Care Essay

    This health policy attempts to reduce the number of adverse birth outcomes caused by a dearth of preconception care. The evidence-based interventions suggested in the policy are primarily focused on education and testing. Attainable education-based interventions include a focus on nutrition related to folic acid and iron intake, avoidance of environmental hazards such as pesticides, lead, and methyl mercury in fish, and family planning initiatives including birth spacing and contraceptive…

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  • Vulnerable Populations

    about folic acid. To find out how effective this option is, women in child baring years could be surveyed about pregnancy and their knowledge of what folic acid can do for your child. After this, a sample of pregnant women could be educated on the possibilities that folic acid can prevent spina bifida. In this sample, data can be analyzed and determine after the pregnancy how effective their education was and if it was worth the cost it took for the small sample size. According to the text, “the…

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  • Why Do Illnesses Cause Anemia?

    First, there is a rather simplistic way of treating folate deficiency . The easiest and fastest way to treat this deficiency is to take folic acid pills. Also, having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help. For B-12 deficiency the easiest way to accomplish the most normal hemoglobin levels possible is to take B-12 vitamins. In harsh and accelerated forms of Anemia, blood transfusions may be needed. If a highly Anemic person is in need of some type of surgery, it is more than likely…

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  • Sickle Baby Observation

    from birth to seven months old; at the age of seven months, the mother introduced her to solid foods such as rice cereal which is hypoallergenic. After asking the mother if the infant appears to be overweight, underweight, just right, and short, the mother replied with she strongly believes the infant in just right. My client is in the 25th percentile for length meaning she is taller than 25 percent of female infants her age and her weight fall between the 10th and 25th percentile. In the…

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  • The Epidemic Of Pregnancy

    In pregnancy there are three trimesters. Zero to Three month also known as the first 13 weeks is considered to be your first trimester. This trimester is very important because most women are unaware that they are pregnant. Common early pregnancy symptoms include morning sickness, fatigue, frequent urination, tender breast and sensitivity to smell, just to list a few. Taking prenatal vitamins during your first trimester is very important, conceiving a child can put a lot of damage on your body…

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  • How To Prevent Birth Defects

    Birth defects occur due to environmental factors being exposed to the embryo or fetus. Many factors can cause birth defects, for example: heredity, excessive alcohol consumption, medications, and nutrition. Specific racial groups are more likely to have certain birth defects. For example, the policy addresses the issue about African Americans being more probable of being born with anencephaly spina bifida. To address that issue the policy advocates for programs using folic acid vitamin…

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