IMPORTANCE OF FOLIC ACID IN CONCEPTION
This study is a new research on benefits of folic acid in conception. Folic acid is very essential before and during pregnancy because they help prevent birth defects such as many neural tube defects like spina bifida.
Folic Acid is a vitamin needed for a healthy growth and development, even in pregnancy. When found naturally in foods, it is known as folate such as the green leafy vegetable, cereals and many dietary supplements.
Folic acid has been scientifically proven to support the nervous system.
One in every one thousand birth in Australia is a baby with neural tube defects like spina bifida. This defect usually occurs in the first week of pregnancy and this is one of the major reasons why folic Acid is essential before and during pregnancy. Folic Acid can easily prevent spina bifida.
Folic Acids can be taken in supplements. You can easily get one from the Amazon store.
These foods mentioned below contain folates but can easily be destroyed when cooked for a long time, so be careful while preparing them.
1.Vegetables like broccolli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, sweet corn, mushrooms etc.
2.Fruits like Avocado pear, orange and grape.
3.Legumes like kidney beans, soya beans, haricot beans, lentils etc.
Women with higher risks of giving birth to children with neural tube defects are administered with higher doses of folic acid. The risk may be associated with diabetes, their partner has a neural tube defects or they have a family history with the defect.
Women that are prone to epilepsy are also advised to see their doctors. They may also need to take higher doses of folic Acid.