• Dominique Giselle

Higher-dose folic acid


Some women have a higher chance of having a pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect and are advised to take a higher dose of 5 milligrams (mg) of folic acid each day until they're 12 weeks pregnant.

You may have a higher chance if:

  • you or the baby's biological father have a neural tube defect

  • you or the baby's biological father have a family history of neural tube defects

  • you have had a previous pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect

  • you have diabetes

  • you take anti-epilepsy medicine

  • you take anti-retroviral medicine for HIV

If any of this applies to you, talk to a GP. They can prescribe a higher dose of folic acid.

A GP or midwife may also recommend additional screening tests during your pregnancy.

3 views

Recent Posts

See All

ANGEL NUMBER 888

Number 888 is a powerful number as it carries the vibrations and attributes of number 8 appearing tripled, magnifying its energies and influences. Number 8 relates to self-reliance, reality, manifesti

© 2017 by Dominique Giselle. The Flourished Company ,LLC