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Vitamin C

Higher daily nitrate intake from drinking water during pregnancy associated with birth defects

June 2, 2014

Findings from a study of mothers and their exposures during the first trimester of pregnancy suggest that higher nitrate intake from drinking water sources might be associated with some types of defects in babies.

Vitamin C reduces risk of birth defects with nitrosatable drug use in early pregnancy

June 28, 2013

Taking a daily supplement that contains vitamin C during the first trimester of pregnancy while taking nitrosatable drugs – certain decongestants, antihistamines and antibiotics – can lower the odds of delivering an infant with certain birth defects among mothers who take such drugs.