FOLIC ACID

What All Women Should Know

Because many pregnancies are unplanned, all women who could become pregnant should take a daily multivitamin containing 0.4mg (400mcg) of folic acid.    

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Question of the Month


I eat a lot of green leafy vegetables every day. Is it okay to still take a folic acid supplement?
Answer

Of course! Just make sure that the folic acid supplement you are taking has no more than 1mg of folic acid, unless otherwise advised by your doctor. You also can not get too much from foods that naturally contain folate, so taking the supplement is completely safe.

Remember: it is very difficult to get too much folic acid because it is water...


A well-balanced diet during pregnancy can help ensure both your health and your baby’s. Your risk of developing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity can be...

We are pleased to welcome Duchesnay as a new SB&H partner. This partnership is designed to help us continue spreading the word about the importance of women taking folic acid to dramatically...

The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario has made our Folic Acid information brochure available for download. Simply click on the picture of the brochure below to download a PDF...

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests...

Folic acid is the best prevention against neural tube defects that affect 2 to 4 babies out of 1000. Here’s everything you should know.


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