Question of the Month

September, 2011

I am trying to become pregnant and my partner’s family has a history of spina bifida. Is the recommended 0.4mg of folic acid a day enough, or should I take more?

For people who are considered high risk (they have a family history of neural tube defects, are taking anti-seizure medications, are clinically obese et cetera), there is a higher chance of your baby developing a neural tube defect. If you identify as a high risk person, you may require more than 0.4mg of folic acid, so speak to your healthcare professional to find the right amount for you!

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