Clonfolic contains folic acid which is a member of the vitamin B group. Like all vitamins- it cannot be made by the body- so it needs to be taken in a supplement and-or food form. Taking folic acid daily can help reduce the risk of having a baby with Spina Bifida by up to 70-. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect (NTD). The neural tube forms the unborn baby’s spine. The unborn baby’s spine is open when it first forms- but it normally closes around the 29th day following conception. With spina bifida the backbone has not closed completely and this leads to varying degrees of malformation- leg paralyses and bladder and bowel control problems. Sadly many women would not be aware they are pregnant by day 29- hence the importance of taking folic acid fourteen weeks prior to becoming pregnant. This helps ensure that there is sufficient folic acid build up in the body. It is also important to continue taking folic acid for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It is estimated that over 100 babies are born each year with spina bifida. Of these- 95- are born to mothers who have not previously given birth to an NTD baby – therefore all woman of child bearing age who are sexually active are at risk. Taking folic acid daily can prevent up to 70- of first time neural tube defects.
Available in pack of 28 – 98 tablets.