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Am I right in thinking that most neural tube defects form in the first trimester?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

These occur extremely early in the pregnancy, usually before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

In brief: Yes

These occur extremely early in the pregnancy, usually before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Correct!

Neurulation occurs by 4 weeks postconception, therefore it is essential that Folic Acid is taken before conception to be able to prevent neural tube defects! take 1-5 mg daily if you are a reproductive age woman (16-46).

In brief: Correct!

Neurulation occurs by 4 weeks postconception, therefore it is essential that Folic Acid is taken before conception to be able to prevent neural tube defects! take 1-5 mg daily if you are a reproductive age woman (16-46).
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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