Maternal Phenylketonuria

by Cathy Parkes September 27, 2020

Maternal Phenylketonuria is a genetic disease that causes the amino acid phenylalanine to build up, which can cause birth defects. Teach mom to adhere to a PKU diet 3 months prior to and throughout pregnancy. With PKU, Protein might Kill U.

Maternal Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disease that causes the amino acid phenylalanine to build up in the body, which can cause birth defects in the developing fetus.

Teach mom to adhere to a PKU diet 3 months prior to pregnancy and throughout pregnancy. A PKU diet is LOW in protein.

With PKU, Protein might Kill U ("U" being the fetus).

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