Ways to Reduce the Chances of Birth Defects
What is a birth defect first and foremost? A birth defect can affect any part of a baby’s body: limbs, heart, brain, etc. and can range from mild to severe.
And while not all birth defects can be prevented, there are steps that a woman can take to reduce the likelihood of having a child that suffers from birth defects.
- Taking folic acid from 1 month before pregnancy. What’s folic acid? It is a water-soluble B vitamin found in most leafy green vegetables:
- Orange juice and tomato juice
- Do no consume alcohol and do not smoke cigarettes. These are severely damaging substances to your child’s development and should be completely avoided.
- Consult your healthcare provider about any and all medications you ingest prior to your pregnancy and during your pregnancy. Second opinions from reliable medical sources are never a bad idea. There’s no hard science about the perfect diet and medical formula to ensure a pregnancy free and clear of birth defects.
Our firm has defended families whom have suffered from birth defects caused by hospitals, midwifes, and nurses that fail to exercise the care necessary to deliver healthy children.
These claims must be filed immediately because there are statutes of limitations that run and prevent families from the compensation that they are entitled to.
We are a Southfield, Michigan medical malpractice law firm with over 30 years of litigation experience in this area of the law. Our other practice areas include:
- Improper surgeries
- Gross negligence
- Incorrect prescription
If you or your family has been injured, then our firm is here to represent you and get you the recovery that you deserve. Remember, this material is inquisitive in nature and should not be misconstrued at medical advice. We are merely using scientific data to help prevent the very injuries that we often defend.