There are simple things you can do from the moment you start planning a baby that can help you to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. One important thing you can do is to take a Folic Acid supplement such as Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid every day, until the end of your first trimester.
Folic Acid is a B vitamin found in green vegetables (such as broccoli), yeast spreads and fortified cereals. Research shows that taking a Folic Acid supplement such as Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid before you conceive and during early pregnancy can help to protect your unborn child from neural tube birth defects, such as Spina Bifida.*
* Research - Medical Research Council Vitamin Study Research Group. Prevention of neural tube defects: results of medical council vitamin study. Lancet 1999; 338 (8760): 131-7
Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid contain the recommended daily dose of Folic Acid in a simple one-a-day tablet. Always read the label. It is recommended that you start taking Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid as soon as you start planning to get pregnant, until the end of the third month of pregnancy. Ideally, you need to start taking Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid at least three months before pregnancy. If you are already pregnant, start taking Folic Acid immediately and continue each day until the end of your twelfth week of pregnancy.
A healthy diet is always important but especially so when you are trying for a baby or are pregnant. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the mountains of advice available on what you should or shouldn’t eat. Don’t worry though – help is at hand.
Go Folic! is a national campaign started by the charity Shine in 2011, to help raise vital awareness among all women of childbearing age about the importance of taking Folic Acid BEFORE becoming pregnant.
To read more about the importance of Folic Acid in pregnancy, download our leaflet here.
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Preconceive 400mcg Tablets Folic Acid is used for the prevention of first occurrence of neural tube defect in all women who are planning a pregnancy. Contains Folic Acid. Always read the leaflet.