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TAKE 4 B4 U CONCEIVE
· Women need folic acid, even if not planning to become pregnant, since 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned.
· Folic acid is a vitamin that if taken before and during pregnancy reduces the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine, called neural tube defects (NTDs), by up to 70%. The neural tube is formed in the first six weeks of pregnancy.
· Folic acid is a vitamin that can help prevent birth defects. Women of childbearing age need an extra 4 milligrams/400 micrograms of folic acid each day.
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Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Women of child bearing ages taking 400 mcg of folic acid prior to becoming pregnant and during the first trimester can reduce the incidence of Spina Bifida by up to 70%
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