Folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects
NLM Title Abbreviation
Contemp Ob Gyn
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.
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