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Do I need to take a folate supplement during pregnancy?

It is recommended to most women that they take a folate supplement during pregnancy, as it helps to protect the baby against developing neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Your doctor or midwife can discuss the folate supplement with you.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pre-pregnancy check-up


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