Share the Message
Each of the 65 million women of childbearing age in the U.S. is at risk for having a pregnancy affected by a birth defect like Spina Bifida.
Folic acid can help reduce that risk by up to 70% - but it needs to be taken prior to conception because the brain and spine of the fetus develop within the first 28 days of pregnancy, often before a woman knows she is pregnant.
SBA encourages EVERY woman of childbearing age to take a daily dose of 400 mcg of folic acid each day. But we need your help to get the word out!
Here are some easy steps you can take to make a difference in the lives of the women you love:
- Share SBA’s PSA videos on folic acid through your email and social media networks. Encourage your family and friends to share it with their own networks. Let’s take the folic acid message viral until every woman adds folic acid to their daily routine.
- Give the gift of vitamins when a woman you love is celebrating a milestone in her life. Celebrating birthdays, leaving for college, starting a new job, getting engaged or married can all be great times to remind women that folic acid and its health benefits are an important part of daily life!
- Remind your OB/GYN and other doctors about the importance of folic acid and encourage them to remind all of their female patients about its role in reducing the risk of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida among its many other health benefits.