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Hello I am currently around 4 weeks pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins, with folic acid 1mg can the folic acid help prevent miscarriage?

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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Folic acid

Folic acid helps decrease the risk of birth defects and does this best if it is started before pregnancy.
Since severe birth defects are a common reason for miscarriages, it could possibly also decrease the risk of miscarriage. At any rate, the decrease in birth defects alone is a good reason to be taking it. Best wishes to you and the baby.

In brief: Folic acid

Folic acid helps decrease the risk of birth defects and does this best if it is started before pregnancy.
Since severe birth defects are a common reason for miscarriages, it could possibly also decrease the risk of miscarriage. At any rate, the decrease in birth defects alone is a good reason to be taking it. Best wishes to you and the baby.
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