Preconception counseling and women's compliance with folic acid supplementation

A. Pastuszak, D. Bhatia, B. Okotore, G. Koren

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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 tool folic acid, compared with only 17% those who were not counseled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2053-2057
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue numberSEPT.
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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