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New Research from the CWMH: Prenatal Supplement Containing Folate May Reduce Depressive Symptoms During Pregnancy

While there is research to support the reproductive safety of many antidepressants, many woman and their providers ask about alternatives to traditional antidepressants in women who are pregnant or planning to conceive.  In a recent study, Dr. Marlene Freeman and colleagues at the Center for Women’s Mental Health explored the use of a folate-based preparation… Read More »

Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk for Schizophrenia

Despite being simple and inexpensive to address, vitamin D deficiency is epidemic around the world, and evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy plays an important role in the development of several chronic health problems, and raises the risk of complications for the mother as well. For example, research1 by GrassrootsHealth shows 40 to 60… Read More »

Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

The highest risk of birth defects is from Zika virus infection during the first and second trimester, USC researcher says USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection… Read More »