Dr. Lueken received her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Louisville in Kentucky. She is a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Lueken is a graduate of Forest Park High School.Read more
CDC urges women to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day, starting at least one month before getting pregnant, to help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine.
Folic acid is a B vitamin. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Everyone needs folic acid.
Folic acid is very important because it can help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine (anencephaly and spina bifida). 400 micrograms (mcg) every day. For folic acid to help prevent some major birth defects, a woman needs to start taking it at least one month before she becomes pregnant and while she is pregnant.
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