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Our Journey From Anencephaly to Two Healthy Children

Our story starts out in early 2012. My wife was 2 months pregnant with our first child and I had just been offered a work assignment in the US for 18 months. We both agreed that this was a good opportunity so I took the assignment and we made the move. Life was humming along […]

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The Intersection of Tongue Tie & MTHFR

Ankyloglossia also known as tongue tie is not a condition you hear about every day, but certainly one of great impact, especially for the 4% of newborns affected by it.[1] For those not familiar with tongue tie, it is a condition where the tip of the tongue is connected to the floor of the mouth […]

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Is MTHFR Affecting Your Pregnancy?

You’ve finally decided it is time to become a loving parent. Birth control has stopped, prenatal vitamins have begun and reading baby books has become a new hobby. After a few months, you’re starting to wonder why you’re not conceiving. A trip to the infertility specialist is made and the results come in. You have […]

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Folic Acid: Increase in MTHFR and Autism?

If we sit back and evaluate the dates when folic acid fortification began and the fast rise of autism – do they correlate? “In Spain, the prevalence of the MTHFR 677TT genotype has reportedly approximately doubled in the population since the introduction in 1982 of folic acid supplements for women in early pregnancy”… “Folic acid […]

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MTHFR Mutation? Oral Contraceptives Not Recommended

Birth control, in the form of oral contraception, is known to lower folate levels in women. Obviously, this is undesirable when women discontinue the ‘Pill’ in order to become pregnant. The paper, Oral contraceptives: effects on folate and vitamin B12 metabolism, sums up ‘the Pill’ on folate levels: This is a significant enough of a concern; […]

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