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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Background: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are major congenital malformations that are potentially preventable if the woman takes periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplements. A recent report found that NTD incidence had increased in Ireland. This study examined the usage of FA supplementation in women presenting for antenatal care in a maternity hospital.
Cawley, S., Mullaney, L. & McKeating, A. (2016). An Analysis of Folic Acid Supplementation in Women Presenting For Antenatal Care. Journal of Public Health, vol. 38, no. 1, pg. 122-9. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv019