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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: June 2004
Workgroups: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends community-wide education campaigns to encourage people who could become pregnant to take folic acid supplements. Folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in babies. Neural tube defects affect a baby’s brain, spine, or spinal cord.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2004). Pregnancy Health: Community-Wide Campaigns to Promote the Use of Folic Acid Supplements. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/pregnancy-health-community-wide-campaigns-promote-use-folic-acid-supplements