How your pregnant bump loves your unborn baby
Find out the reassuring ways your growing bump is helping your baby to form and develop from the moment you conceive
Posted: 11 November 2010
by Liz Stansfield
Amazing bump fact 3 – it grows her spinal cord
Around week 4 or 5, your unborn baby’s neural tube will start to develop, which will eventually grow into her brain, backbone and spinal cord. You can help this development and reduce the risk of spina bifida by taking your daily 400mcg folic acid supplement in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
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