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|Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders|
08/07/2014 - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of women who consume alcohol during pregnancy.1 FASD refers to a range of disorders, with fetal alcohol syndrome representing the most severe end of the spectrum. Symptoms of FASD may include: Abnormal facial fea
|High Cholesterol Levels Lower Fertility|
05/21/2014 - Higher cholesterol levels may prevent or delay pregnancy, according to a new study led by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Researchers observed 501 couples enrolled in the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) study. Couples with higher total cholesterol l
|Birth Defect Statistics|
07/15/2011 - Birth Defect Statistics General Definition of a birth defect: Abnormal development of the fetus resulting in death, malformation, growth retardation, and functional disorders. Approximately 120,000 babies are born each year with birth defects. Approximately 3 perc
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions|
07/15/2011 - March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
|Birth Defect Statistics|
10/31/2010 - General Definition of a birth defect: Abnormal development of the fetus resulting in death, malformation, growth retardation, and functional disorders. Approximately 150,000 babies are born each year with birth defects. Approximately 3 percent of al
|Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy|
10/13/2010 - Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy Pregnancy means eating for two. But it helps to remember that one of you is very small. So while you will need more nutrition, your overall diet will not be dramatically different from your normal eating pattern. Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy. In the first tr
|Vegetarian Starter Kit|
09/13/2010 - Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy During pregnancy your need for nutrients increases. For example, you will require more calcium, more protein, and more folic acid, although your calorie needs increase only modestly. It is important to eat foods that are rich in nutrients, but
|Doctors Endorse Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for Healthy Pregnancies|
03/02/2009 - WASHINGTON—Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful choices for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM nutrition exp