Folic Acid in Pregnancy

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Folic Acid in Pregnancy
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 8:59am

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- 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: 02-05-2013
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 7:34am

Yep.  I started taking them while we were TTC and have continued (obviously!!).