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Folate vs. Folic Acid for Pregnancy: A must read!
Vitamin B9 – or folic acid – plays an essential role in the body’s cell renewal; it is essential to the formation of red blood cells by bone marrow. Lack of folic acid leads to a kind of anaemia and increases the risks of an anomaly in the baby’s neural tube during the first three months (spina-bifida, the congenital malformation of the baby’s spine is the most well-known).
"Should you skip prenatal vitamins with folic acid?" -- More MTHFR in the news! It's about time!!!