Title

Folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-1995

NLM Title Abbreviation

Contemp Ob Gyn

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Contemporary OB/GYN

Start Page

43

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: women who have had an infant with a neural tube defect should take 4 mg a day from at least 4 weeks before conception through the first 3 months of pregnancy; all women capable of becoming pregnant should consume 0.4 mg a day.

Keywords

Folic Acid -- Therapeutic Use -- In Pregnancy, Neural Tube Defects -- Prevention and Control, Dietary Supplementation -- In Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Female

Published Article/Book Citation

Contemporary OB/GYN, 40:6 (1995) pp.43

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/555