Tag: folate

Folic acid: what you need to know

Folic acid: what you need to know

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week – a great time to learn all about why folic acid is so important! Below we break down all you need to know. What ...
Are you getting your daily folic acid dose? Check the label

Are you getting your daily folic acid dose? Check the label

Folic acid is a B vitamin that every cell in your body needs for normal growth and development. It helps your body make red blood cells that carry oxy ...
“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

This is a question we often receive through AskUs@marchofdimes.org. The good news is that no matter when you find out you are pregnant, you will still ...
Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? We’ve got 9 for you.

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? We’ve got 9 for you.

"Your health before and during pregnancy has a direct impact on your baby," says Dr. Siobhan Dolan, the March of Dimes medical advisor and co-author o ...
Your daily folic acid dose

Your daily folic acid dose

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, folic acid is important to help prevent certain birth defects. But did you know that even if ...

Folic acid helps prevent birth defects

Anifa is an 18-month-old girl who was born with spina bifida, a serious birth defect of the spine. Like many children with spina bifida, Anifa is para ...