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Could my baby have spina bifida if I don't take folate (folic acid)?
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In brief: Folate (folic acid) helps
If you are pregnant take folate (folic acid).
It does help prevent spina bifida.

In brief: Folate (folic acid) helps
If you are pregnant take folate (folic acid).
It does help prevent spina bifida.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Still unlikely
It is clear that taking folic acid before and during a pregnancy lowers the risk of a child having spina bifida.
There is not good reason not to take folate. It has no side effects. Even without folate, the chances are low.

In brief: Still unlikely
It is clear that taking folic acid before and during a pregnancy lowers the risk of a child having spina bifida.
There is not good reason not to take folate. It has no side effects. Even without folate, the chances are low.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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