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Mom’s folic acid intake benefits children

Most moms know that taking folic acid in the first three months of pregnancy aids baby’s spinal development. This study shows there are psychological benefits for the child as well when moms take folic acid through birth. Doctors asked the parents of 39 children at age seven about their personalities. About half the women had taken folic acid throughout their pregnancies; the other half, only through the first three months. Those taking folic acid the entire time had kids that demonstrated higher levels of emotional intelligence and resilience. Doctors found a direct link between mothers’ folic acid levels at birth and the child’s emotional health.

 

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