Is vitamin B9 safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers?

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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is not only safe for pregnant women, but it is highly recommended. A good supply of folic acid during pregnancy reduces the chance of mental or spinal birth defects. Most prenatal vitamins include folic acid, but talk to your doctor to make sure you are getting a high enough dose for you and your developing fetus. Breastfeeding women are also encouraged to take folic acid.

Vitamin B9 is safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Vitamin B9, also known as folate, is a highly recommended supplement for pregnant women.

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