Until What Age Does The Womb Consume Folic Acid?
Good night, I want to ask, how old is the womb for folic acid consumption?
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Folic acid supplementation is very important during the early stages of pregnancy because there is a time when the formation of the central nervous system. Lack of folic acid in early pregnancy can result in failure of closure of the neural tube so that the central nervous system is not fully formed. This condition results in severe congenital abnormalities and potentially death within a few hours of life.
The protective effect of folic acid on neural tube formation is actually needed to be consumed before pregnancy occurs (preconception) until approximately 1 month of gestational age. During this period it is crucial that adequate intake of folic acid is a dose of 400-800 mcg per day.
However, consumption of folic acid supplementation can be continued until after delivery because it also remains beneficial for nursing mothers. As long as it is consumed in the recommended dosage, folic acid can continue to be consumed by pregnant women until breastfeeding.
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