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#folic acid

# folic-acid - Monday 27 May, 2019

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,891 Views 46 Comments

Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.

# folic-acid - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so
# Folic Acid
# Folic Acid

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

Oct 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 11,451 Views 21 Comments

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# folic-acid - Friday 1 December, 2017

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects
# Born And Bread
# Born And Bread

Senator says folic acid should be added to bread to stave off potential birth defects

Dec 1st 2017, 5:12 PM 13,446 Views 58 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said this could drastically reduce the number of babies born with nervous system problems.

# folic-acid - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant'
# Folic Acid
# Folic Acid

Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant'

Nov 24th 2016, 6:15 AM 22,804 Views 42 Comments

“It was just something you took when pregnant, I didn’t know that was the reason.”

# folic-acid - Sunday 8 May, 2016

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid
# Jagged Little Pill
# Jagged Little Pill

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid

May 8th 2016, 8:30 AM 28,132 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has some of the highest rates of neural tube defects in the world, but the mandatory fortification of food could reduce our rates by 30%.

# folic-acid - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Even if you aren't actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

Even if you aren't actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid

Apr 22nd 2015, 10:51 AM 15,703 Views 10 Comments

Folic acid needs to be high four weeks after conception, so waiting until the pregnancy test is positive is too late.