The information below was provided by West Glen and the Spina Bifida Association.*
Planning for a pregnancy can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether it’s the first, second or third time around, the mom-to-be wants to do everything she can to ensure proper steps are taken for a healthy mommy and baby. In honor of January’s Birth Defects Prevention Month, we’re writing on behalf of the Spina Bifida Association to introduce you to the VitaTrack Folate Tracker App available on iTunes, and to tell you about a very worthy challenge program.
What exactly is VitaTrack Folate Tracker?
VitaTrack is an easy way to give your baby the best possible start by consuming and tracking the required amount of folic acid prior to and during pregnancy. And the great part about it… the App is free!
Here are the facts:
You may already know that folic acid is essential for a baby’s development. But did you also know that for women who could become pregnant, doctors recommend 400 mcg/day of folic acid in addition to folate in food? Maintaining an adequate intake prior to pregnancy can reduce the risk of serious birth defects like Spina Bifida by up to 70%! Studies also show that folic acid may also help prevent some congenital heart defects and pre-term delivery.
Some benefits and features of the App:
- Helps ensure that you get enough folic acid for your baby’s health and development
- Enters the food and vitamins you consume by simply selecting menu items and portion size
- Easy-to-read graphs tell you if you are meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance for folic acid
Ready for the challenge program?
During Birth Defects Prevention Month, VitaPath, the creator of VitaTrack Folate Tracker, is announcing a “DOLLAR PER DOWNLOAD” challenge program. VitaPath will make a $1.00 donation to the Spina Bifida Association for each download and registration of the app in the U.S. during the month of January 2011. Even more reason to get out there, share and download!
To get involved, learn more and download simply visit this iTunes link!
Ready, set, go!
*No compensation was received in exchange for the posting of this information.