November 2015

November 10, 2015

by Steffie Duginske – Western Regional Coordinator

Every time I hear the Flaming Lips song, Yoshimi battles part 1, from their album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, I can’t help but think that it could be the theme song for the NC Preconception Health Campaign when it comes to our multivitamin/folic acid message. Listening will make reading the rest of this article more enjoyable and understandable, but not totally necessary. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzlMeTxVdH8

Yoshimi battles her “evil robots” by “taking lots of vitamins”. I interpret this as: Yoshimi must have a very good understanding of the importance of taking a daily multivitamin with 400mcg of folic acid, because if she becomes pregnant, it reduces her chance of having a baby with neural tube defects by up to 70%. Ok, so it’s a little far-fetched to think that...

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