Medicine info: Brand names
Medicine info: Active ingredients
Folate is a B-group vitamin that your body needs to grow and develop. Everyone needs folate, but it’s especially important for pregnant women.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects a baby’s spine from early pregnancy. Ensuring enough folate in the diet is the best way to reduce the risk of spina bifida.
Folate blood test
Folate is an important nutrient for making red blood cells. The folate blood test checks whether you have enough folate in your blood.
Planning for your pregnancy
If you are thinking about pregnancy, visit your doctor for a preconception consult to provide you with expert advice on planning your pregnancy.
What is a congenital disorder?
Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.
Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications
Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.
Can you boost your immune system against the COVID-19 coronavirus?
It's OK to feel anxious about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here's what you can do to protect yourself from viruses — and what won't help, such as vitamin supplements.
Medicines during pregnancy
Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.
8 ‘healthy’ habits that might not be so healthy
'Healthy’ habits, such as removing ear wax or drinking kombucha, might not be that healthy after all. They might even be harmful. Check this list and start 2020 right.
Vitamins and minerals explained
Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies. A balanced diet will meet most of your needs by the foods you eat.