The Possibility Of The Baby Being Born Without Recurrent Cranium?
Good morning dork … I want to ask if my pregnancy history has a bad defect in the baby, that is, the baby does not have a skull. And I was advised to take FOLIC ACID for 2 months, what is the function and influence of it?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition in which a baby is born without a cranium is called anencephaly. Anencephaly is a form of birth defect, which is still unknown the original cause. So far, experts suspect that the occurrence of this condition is related to:
Genetic abnormalities Exposure to toxic substances, for example from pollution, or chemicals in cosmetics Consumption of drugs that are harmful to pregnant women Exposure to hot temperatures, for example from saunas or high fever during pregnancy Exposure to radiation, for example from x-rays Obesity or excess body weight Deficiency folic acid intake
Regarding your question, having a history of having a baby with anencephaly does not mean that your next pregnancy will have the same fate. Many mothers with this history give birth to healthy children without lacking anything. Although indeed, the study notes that for those who have a history of pregnancy with a genetic disorder, the risk of similar events in subsequent pregnancies will increase by 4-10 percent. If it has happened in two consecutive pregnancies, then the likelihood of it happening in the next pregnancy increases again by 10-14 percent. But again, it's still more likely to have a normal child.
Then, because this is a condition whose cause is still unknown, the prevention is not yet clear. But as a best effort, one of the recommended is to consume folic acid. Folic acid is a nutrient that is considered very good and is very important for pregnant and new mothers who are planning a pregnancy. Folic acid has a number of important benefits, one of which is to maintain the development of the baby in the womb to remain normal and prevent miscarriage. So it's true, consumption of folic acid is one good step you can take, aside from avoiding cigarette smoke and pollution, not taking drugs without doctor's advice, avoiding stress, not consuming caffeine, and resting regularly. You need to remember too, even though it's good, folic acid still shouldn't be consumed in excess. So simply consume what your obstetrician gives, and support it again by eating lots of highly nutritious foods like vegetables and fruit. So, hopefully answering your question.