Go Folic! is one of the many initiatives throughout the world aimed at reducing the numbers of pregnancies affected by Neural Tube Defects.
The PONTI study: "Prevention of Neural Tube Defects by Inositol" is seeking women who have experienced a NTD pregnancy to join the study and perhaps take vitamin inositol (as well as folic acid) if they are planning another pregnancy. For further information please click here!
March of the Dimes: Helping mums have healthier pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. For more information please click here!
Go Folic! (USA): The Go Folic! Women's Nutrition Project is dedicated to improving the health of women through education and vitamin distribution. For more information please click here!
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is the world-wide umbrella organisation (INGO) for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus organisations. IF aims to disseminate information and expertise throughout the world to families, individuals, professionals and volunteers involved in the Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida field. For more information please click here!
Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida: Whose aim is to increase public awareness of hydrocephalus and spina bifida and to promote research across the diverse fields of study relevant to these conditions, with the ultimate goal of alleviating, managing and preventing the conditions. For more information please click here!
Commenting, Carole Sobkowiak (pictured) said:
"I have seen great progress in research in the field of Folic Acid and know how hard scientists are still working to increase our knowledge of the role of this and other vitamins which may help prevent Neural Tube Defects.
"For example, we are learning how Vitamin B12 is important in promoting the conversion of food derived folate (5-methyl tetrahydrofolate) into the form taken in by cells (tetrahydrofolate).
"Also, how another vitamin B12 might also play an important role in preventing some Neural Tube Defects. The more this knowledge increases, the more chance we have to help future babies to be born healthy."