There have been known preventions found by scientists and they have led to known cures, some of these are listed below. These are precautions women should take, but if they are really concerned they should seek out more information about the Amniocentesis Test or the Chorionic Villus Test.

If a woman takes up to 400 micrograms of folic acid everyday it can help prevent major birth defects of the brain and the spinal cord.

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Before taking any medications talk to a health care provider, because they know what the effects of the medication may have on the baby.

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Try and prevent infections, or receiving infections, by being very wary of whom you are around at certain times.

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Before taking any vaccinations whilst trying to get pregnant, ensure that your doctor knows of this, making sure that you have the right vaccinations at the right time is vital for the baby and mother.

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Keep yourself at a good healthy weight; this is important because if you are obese or overweight this can cause difficulties with the unborn child.

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