3. Birth Defects
It turns out that B12 might also be helpful for reducing the risk of birth defects. This is because B12 serves an important role in the creation of DNA. In studies, diets right in B12 reduce the risk of Down’s syndrome and other developmental conditions. Mothers may wish to add B12 through their diet or to take a supplement in order to ensure that those crucial supplies are passed to the baby. Other important nutrients for mothers to ensure they are getting enough of include omega 3 fatty acid and lutein.