Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication
Description of Resource:
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 µg) of folic acid. This is an A recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.