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Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
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# 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 13,855 Views 42 Comments

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

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so
# Folic Acid
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# 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 11,418 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 1st 2017, 5:12 PM 13,426 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2016, 6:15 AM 22,740 Views 43 Comments

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

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid
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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 28,116 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%.

Even if you aren't actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid
# Need To Know
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# 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 15,684 Views 10 Comments

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