The Folic Acid Study Described
Researchers at the MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis recently completed a study regarding the use of folic acid by women during the first month of their pregnancies. This study, which will be officially published in July, took a close look at the specific amount of folic acid that should be consumed by women during this crucial first month of development. Specifically, women who took at least 600 micrograms of folic acid during this first month saw the chances of their child being born with autism reduced. Women who took less than this amount did not see a substantially lower risk of a child being born with autism.
Autism Prevention and Prenatal Care
As stated above, there is no known cause for autism, although there are many different theories. That said, there are some causes that have been identified that can be traced to negligence on the part of medical professionals whose job is to care for the mother and the unborn child during pregnancy. One of those duties of medical professionals is to take steps to ensure that the mother and as a result the child are obtaining the proper levels of nutrition so that the fetus has the best chance to emerge from the womb in a healthy state.
How New York Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help
If your child was diagnosed with autism and you are concerned that this diagnosis may be the result of a mistake made while the mother was pregnant or even during childbirth, you need to take immediate steps to make sure that your child’s legal rights are properly protected. You can do so by seeking the help of New York birth injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.