Folic Acid During Pregnancy

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Folic Acid During Pregnancy
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:35am

A new study suggests that women who start taking folic acid supplements either before or early in their pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of developing autism.

"The study does not prove that folic acid supplements can prevent childhood autism. But it does provide an indication that folic acid might be preventive," said study lead author Dr. Pal Suren, from the division of epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo.

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Have you started taking prenatal vitamins yet?

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Registered: 10-01-2013
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 1:15pm
I just started taking them. Really wish I would have started back when we started to TTC.
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Registered: 09-05-2007
Fri, 10-11-2013 - 4:12pm

I started taking prenatal vitamins the day I found out, so at five weeks along.  I had been taking a women's daily vitamin before that, with 50% DV of folic acid, but not often enough probably.