What your patients need to know !!

Instruct all women between ages 15 and 45 to conusme at least 400 μg of folic acid daily, which may comprise using a vitamin supplement. Tell the importance of taking a prenatal vitamin supplement containing folic acid to the women who plan to become pregnant and those who are pregnant that it helps to reduce the risk of birth defects. Women must be know that taking folic acid and/or an MVI before and during pregnancy may also reduce the risk of autism in their children.

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