Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Pre-Pre-Natal Vitamins

Reuters report today that at study out of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta show that women are aware of the benefits of folic acid during pregnancy but not aware that it is recommended the months before conception as well.

The article mainly focused on the fact that 85% don't get preconception counseling before getting pregnant, including 72% of those who were planning pregnancy. What they don't mention is why doctors recommend taking folic acid 4 times weekly the month before conception. Why not two months? Why 4 times a week and not daily? How much in those doses, the amount in regular vitamins or in pre-natal vitamins?

The article is interesting, but if they were hoping to help the situation, a little more information on what women should be doing would have been nice!

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