Women should begin taking 400 mg of Folic Acid when?

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

a)      Planning a pregnancy
b)      Pregnant
c)       Capable of becoming pregnant, even if she is not planning a pregnancy

The correct answer is (c). Now!  Begin taking folic acid today.  Waiting until you find out you are pregnant could be too late for the health of your baby. The recommended daily allowance of folic acid can help prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. These defects can cause serious health problems and can even cause the baby’s death.

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