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Folate and Birth Defects

Folic Acid: Why it’s so important

supplemental folic acidIf you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things you can be taking for your baby is Folic Acid.  It is recommended that women who are trying to get pregnant should start taking 400mcg of Folic Acid at least 1 month before getting pregnant.  Because of the role that folic acid plays in the production of new, healthy cells it’s important that you start taking folic acid right away if you suspect you may be pregnant. Continue reading

Spina Bifida Linked To Folic Acid Deficiency During Pregnancy

Pregnant woman in kitchen eating a salad smilingProper nutrition is extremely important during pregnancy. Everyone who has been pregnant or is thinking about becoming pregnant has likely heard about the importance of Folate (or Folic Acid) during pregnancy. One of the biggest reasons to get folate during pregnancy is to prevent birth defects. Continue reading