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Taking folic acid before pregnancy: for how long?

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What I've read is that all women of child bearing age should be taking a folic acid supplement, just in case. Though it's better to be taking it a while before pregnancy because it can cause effects even before a woman knows she's pregnant, starting immediately after finding out is good practice. Many women's multivitamins contain folic acid. It is also present in many enriched grain products like white rice, white bread, and pasta.


Folic acid is very important for your baby during your pregnancy . It can help prevent certain birth defects . The usual recommended amount is 400 micrograms a day before and during pregnancy . A lot of foods have folic acid in them and you can eat these as a way to help boost your levels .

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