Why Is Folic Acid So Important During Pregnancy?


Daily oral supplementation with folic acid is important not only during the 1st trimester of pregnancy but in the month prior to conception as well.

This substantially reduces the likelihood of defects such as spina bifida.

We do get some folic acid in our diet. However, this is usually not enough to give us adequate protection.

It is as simple as taking one folic acid tablet per day. This is easily obtained from your local pharmacy.

If you are planning a pregnancy - begin taking folic acid straight away. It is better to be taking it before you actually fall pregnant.

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your pharmacist or health care professional.