Take Folic Acid Before Pregnancy

pregnancy, childbirth, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, The Mary Immaculate Birthplace, The Midwifery Center at DePaul, The Maryview Family Birth Center, The DePaul Center for BirthTaking folic acid helps prevent major birth defects but women should start taking this B vitamin at least one month before trying to conceive.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 400 mcg of folic acid daily. Many women either take a multivitamin to meet this guideline or eat a bowl of breakfast cereal which meets the 100 percent of the daily value for folic acid.

Ask your doctor which vitamin is best for you.

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