Pregnant women are advised to start taking folic acid supplementation prior to becoming pregnant because1.it is critical to allow for neural tube closure.2.it allows for adequate development of fetal blood cells.3.it will prevent the development of anemia associated with pregnancy.4.it helps to prevent the occurrence of nausea during pregnancy.

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Pregnant women are advised to start taking folic acid supplementation prior to becoming pregnant because

1.

it is critical to allow for neural tube closure.

2.

it allows for adequate development of fetal blood cells.

3.

it will prevent the development of anemia associated with pregnancy.

4.

it helps to prevent the occurrence of nausea during pregnancy.
 
 
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Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common complex birth defects that results from the failure of neural tube closure. The NTDs affect the brain, spine or the spinal cord. Spina bifida and anen...

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