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Folic Acid

Take on a new healthy habit – take a daily folic acid supplement


Safefood supported by the HSE is launching a new public awareness campaign encouraging all women who could conceive a baby to take a daily folic acid supplement (400 micrograms) regardless of whether or not they plan to become pregnant. The campaign is emphasising to women that even if they are taking contraception, it is not 100% effective and surprise babies can happen. In that case, it’s better to be protected in so far as possible against neural tube defects (including spina bifida). For more information visit Safefood and you can also watch the video below.