If you are pregnant or thinking about it. You can reduce the risk and limit the consequences of mental retardation and related development disabilities by following these recomendations:
- Get proper prenatal care that includes visits to your doctor.
- Do no drink any alcohol during your pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding.
- Eat well, get plenty of rest, and take the vitamins suggested by your docotor and make sure they include folic acid.
- Don not take any drugs or medicines unless directed to do so by your physician.