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What will happen if I didn't take enough folic acid before my first trimester?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Usually nothing.

A lot of women are deficient in Folic Acid and have normal pregnancies and deliveries, however Folic Acid has been proven to prevent preterm birth, open neural tube defects and cardiac anomalies in the fetus.
Take 1-5 mg daily for your whole reproductive life!

In brief: Usually nothing.

A lot of women are deficient in Folic Acid and have normal pregnancies and deliveries, however Folic Acid has been proven to prevent preterm birth, open neural tube defects and cardiac anomalies in the fetus.
Take 1-5 mg daily for your whole reproductive life!
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