Friday, July 1, 2011

Blessed to have a beautiful angel

some fun in photoshop <3
-Spreading the awareness of the importance of Folic Acid-

Finding out that you are pregnant can be one of the happiest moments of your life but just think if at your first scan you were told that your child has a fatal condition that isn't compatible with life outside the womb?

Many women go through it and are heart broken by it. They are told that to prevent it happening in later pregnancies they should take a higher dose of folic acid - 5mg instead of 400mcg.

One question has always come to mind when I think of the time I was told this - why don't Doctors prescribe the higher dose to everyone to prevent these defects to start with as it is not harmful to mother or child, it is much more beneficial if anything.



  1. That is so so true! It makes me wonder how many neural tube defects could be prevented and how many precious little lives could be saved just by the dr prescribing extra folic acid. Awareness of this issue is definately needed! Big hugs! Remember if there is anything I can ever do for you please let me know.

  2. I wish that drs would prescribe more.

  3. I lost my beautiful daughter to this terrible defect as well. I advocate as much as I can to anyone that I can about the importance of folic acid and the fact that doctors claim women need only 400mcg's of this life saving tactic. 400mcg is NOT enough, we need 4 mg's which comes out to 4000mcg's. Sadly, there is not enough information readily available to the average woman. Blessed be!