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


How can I remember to take folic acid every day?
Answer

Take your folic acid at the same time every day, such as when you brush your
teeth, eat breakfast, or give your children their daily vitamins. This way, taking folic acid becomes a routine. If you can, set up your cell phone or computer to give you a daily reminder.

 

 

 

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