Another reason to make sure you are taking a folic acid supplement (or prenatal vitamin).  Not only does folic acid reduce neural tube defects, a new study suggests it can also prevent language delays in children.  Recommended dose is 1mg a day (1000 micrograms), for all women of childbearing age.   Start supplementation before trying to conceive, and continue through your pregnancy.

Here’s the article.

Cheryl House, LAc, FABORM, Seattle