Get Your Folate To Reduce The Risk Of Early MiscarriageThe fact that we need folate in our childbearing years to prevent neural tube defects has been well publicized. However, folate can also help reduce the risk of miscarriage.
Here is an article from the NIH website regarding an actual study that was done on folate levels in pregnant women and their outcomes:
Pregnant women who have low blood levels of the vitamin folate are more likely to have early miscarriages than are pregnant women who have adequate folate levels, according to a study of Swedish women by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
See Also My Series On Fertility Foods To Get The Right Vitamins and Minerals In Your Diet (www.getpregnantover40.com)
__________________ The finding suggests that a 1998 mandate by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fortify grain products with folic acid (the synthetic form of the vitamin) may prevent miscarriage in some women, in addition to lowering their risk for having a child with a class of birth defects known as neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs include both spina bifida, in which a piece of the spinal cord protrudes from the spinal column, causing paralysis below the protrusion, and anencephaly, a fatal condition in which the brain fails to develop