Choosing the Right Folate for a Healthy Pregnancy: An Essential Guide

Choosing the Right Folate for a Healthy Pregnancy: An Essential Guide

Hosted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Family Health

Date: June 18, 2024

Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Join here: ucsf.zoom.us/j/99475397868
Meeting ID 994 7539 7868
Passcode 324919

Recently, misinformation on this topic has spread online, making it challenging for individuals to make informed decisions. This session aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of folate, its various forms, the importance of choosing the right form, and how to offer clear guidance to patients with succinct, accurate talking points. This session will also address important associations between folate forms and different adverse health outcomes and emphasize that folic acid is the only form proven for preventing neural tube defects(NTDs). Recommendations for individuals with MTHFR gene variants will also be addressed. Additionally, a health care provider will share their experiences in counseling patients on nutritional supplement used before and during pregnancy.

This webinar will include representatives from CDPH’s Genetic Disease Screening Program, Women, Infants, & Children, and Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Division providing program highlights and contributions to this important topic.

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Questions? Please email nupamailbox@cdph.ca.gov