Anencephaly

baby is born without parts of the brain and skull

Signs

abnormal result on blood or serum test and as seen in ultrasound, but mostly always shows up after baby is born

Prevention

proper eating -nutritious foods and taking a vitamin supplements (before and after), enough folic acid

Statistics

3 pregnancies in every 10,000 in the US

1,206 affected pregnancies

Healthy Tips for Pregnant Women

  • nutritious foods
  • vitamin supplements
  • folic acid to form neural tube for baby