Birth Defects caused by Lack of Vitamin A during Pregnancy

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There are many nutrients and vitamins needed for the baby when a woman is pregnant. If there are not enough of these items, complications can occur or birth defects can develop in the baby. One important vitamin is vitamin A.

Vitamin A is important because it helps many areas of the baby grow and is responsible for embryonic growth. This vitamin will help develop the central nervous, respirator and circulatory systems. It also helps to build the eyes, lungs, bones, kidneys and heart. For the mother, vitamin A is important because it can help them to avoid infection and can help repair their tissue after they give birth.

Vitamin-A-is-important-because-it-helps-many-areas-of-the-baby-grow-and-is-responsible-for-embryonic-growthMost women consume plenty of vitamin A in their daily diet along with their prenatal vitamin. For this reason, it is important to talk to your doctor before you add a supplement to your daily routine. It is possible that you will get too much vitamin A, which can cause certain birth defects in the baby.

Although it is rare, there are birth defects that can surface when a woman doesn’t receive enough vitamin A in her diet. One example is a condition that causes dryness and thickening of the cornea in the eye. It is also possible that the baby could have a weakened immune system if not enough vitamin A is consumed.

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