Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women

Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women

An estimated 1,500 babies are born each year with neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spinal cord…

To educate women about the importance of folic acid, March of Dimes corporate partner, Kmart, is giving pregnant women a one-month supply of free (yes, free!) folic acid..

There are concerns about taking folic acid, however, as opposed to getting folate from natural food sources like dark, leafy greens:

Here’s one article:  Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

and another: Folic Acid in Dietary Supplements Could Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Swedish Research Suggests

KellyMom is sponsored this month by Earth Mama Angel Baby, maker of natural and organic herbal products, who has graciously helped pay our costs this month.
Our sponsor is not responsible for and has had no influence over the creation, selection or presentation of evidence-based or other information or resources provided on this site.