Original Publication Date: >21 April, 2016
Publication / Source: Future Science OA
Authors: Hind N Moussa, Susan Hosseini Nasab, Ziad A Haidar, Sean C Blackwell & Baha M Sibai
The association between folic acid supplementation, prior to conception and/or during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, has been the subject of numerous studies. The worldwide recommendation of folic acid is at least 0.4 mg daily for all women of reproductive age, and 4–5 mg in high-risk women. In addition, evidence shows that folic acid supplementation could modulate other adverse pregnancy outcomes, specifically, in pregnancies complicated by seizure disorders, preeclampsia, anemia, fetal growth restriction and autism.