Medications That Block Folic Acid In Pregnancy Double Risk Of Congenital Malformations In Fetus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Study  
10/14/2009 7:36:13 AM

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EurekAlert! -- BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, October, 13, 2009 – Pregnant women are advised to take vitamin supplements containing folic acid as part of their routine pre-natal care. Now, a new study warns that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. The large collaborative cohort study was conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.