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What are the benefits of folic acid for baby?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Prevent spine defect

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.
4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia.

In brief: Prevent spine defect

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.
4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia.
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Family Medicine

In brief: Neural tube defects

When pregnant women take frolic acid it is to prevent problems like spina bifida in the newborn.

In brief: Neural tube defects

When pregnant women take frolic acid it is to prevent problems like spina bifida in the newborn.
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