I wish someone would have told me that taking folic acid on a regular basis would decrease the chance of my baby being born with spina bifida. Like most girls my age, my pregnancy was not planned. I had no idea folic acid existed. I especially didn’t know I should be taking it since I was sexually active.
Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Although the focus of our coalition is folic acid awareness – we all have one major goal in mind: healthy babies.
Folic Acid or Vitamin B-9 helps your body make DNA and RNA, the genetic “brains” that tell your body how to build cells. Learn More
Common Birth Defects
The best data from the United States suggests that birth defects occur in about 1 in 20 babies born. Learn More
Dosage & Conversions
The recommended dose of Folic Acid for most women of childbearing age is 400 mcg or 0.4mg. Learn More
Arkansas Folic Acid Coalition 1 Children’s Way Slot 512-22
Little Rock, AR 72202
Antenatal Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System (ANGELS)
Toll free: 1-866-273-3835
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