Spina Bifida. What is it?

October 21, 2022

Dr. Jim reveals the features of birth defects called spina bifida.

This 2 minute PowerPoint video reveals the effects of spina bifida and promotes ways the condition can be prevented.

In addition to early prenatal care, Folic acid taken daily when planning pregnancy or at the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy, reduces the risk of babies born with its defects.

Most prenatal vitamins contain 400mcg to 1000mcg of folic acid, which is sufficient to reduce risks.

This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! Power your path to happiness. Get prenatal care early. Take prenatal vitamins with folic acid before or as soon as you think you might be pregnant to prevent spina bifida.

References: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/index.html

Who is Dr. Jim: https://youtu.be/q55NZZZtLX8 

Doctor Jim founded Be Healthy! Be Happy! an organization dedicated to developing evidence based nutritional supplements and health information that makes a difference in your life. Our signature supplements are Immune Health Pro-Daily Zinc Plus C Plus Micronutrients and Immune Health Pro Zinc Rescue Lozenge. Our product lines include offerings for skin health and sensual health as well. A line of apparel rounds out products available on the be healthy be happy website.

Educational vignettes are published two to four times monthly and posted on YouTube, Facebook and our Be Healthy! Be Happy! website. Dr. Jim has been caring for people just like you for over forty years and is recognized as an awarded family physician, researcher, educator, and healthcare academic.