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POSTED: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Birth defects are most likely to occur in a developing fetus before a woman knows she is pregnant. The greatest risk is during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. Research suggests that eating a balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins before and during pregnancy are associated with a reduced risk of birth defects.

To learn more on this topic, see the UH-Manoa Web site.