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Should I take folic acid when trying to get pregnant?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects, like spina bifida.

In brief: Yes

Folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects, like spina bifida.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Most useful if you take it up to 3 months prior to conception.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Folic acid has been proven to prevent neural tube defects, a very serious birth defect.
This occurs during the first month of pregnancy, often before women know they are pregnant, so it is wise to supplement with at least 400 mcg of Folic Acid if there is any chance of becoming pregnant, as well as eating dark leafy greens & other dietary sources. http://www.folicacidpregnancy.net/ has more info.

In brief: Yes

Folic acid has been proven to prevent neural tube defects, a very serious birth defect.
This occurs during the first month of pregnancy, often before women know they are pregnant, so it is wise to supplement with at least 400 mcg of Folic Acid if there is any chance of becoming pregnant, as well as eating dark leafy greens & other dietary sources. http://www.folicacidpregnancy.net/ has more info.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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