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Posted by: Anon | 2007/04/15

Folic Acid

I only found out i was pregnant at 4months. Therefore, i didnot take any folic acid supplements. Gynae says that all is fine with baby and im taking iron, calcium and omega supplements. Is it important to take folic acid supplements now? Im in my 2nd trimester

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Folate helps prevent spina bifida in the baby. You can have this checked on scan. It does have other benefits, such as decreasing the risk of preterm labour, so it is a good idea to start now.

Best wishes

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