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Can Fam Physician. 1999 Sep;45:2053-7.

Preconception counseling and women's compliance with folic acid supplementation.

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Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Abstract

QUESTION:

I am counseling patients to take folic acid when they plan pregnancy and during early pregnancy. Is there any proof that counseling really causes women to comply?

ANSWER:

A recent Motherisk study showed that counseling women who were planning pregnancy about folic acid use is very effective: 71% of those counseled took folic acid, compared with only 17% of those who were not counseled.

PMID:
10509214
PMCID:
PMC2328520
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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