During pregnancy and the first few months of life, a baby produces new brain cells at an astonishing rate. On average, the brain grows by more than 250,000 nerve cells per minute, to form a total of more than 100 billion neurons by the time a baby is born.

Pregnancy is therefore a time when it is critical to provide a safe and nurturing environment for this extraordinary process to take place, uninterrupted. By providing enough of the key nutrients needed for brain building, reducing the odds of preterm birth, and avoiding certain toxins, you can go a long way toward removing many of the major risk factors for autism and ADHD, while also supporting IQ, attention span, and many other facets of cognitive development.

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