What are the adverse effects of untreated folic acid deficiency on pregnancy outcomes?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Failure to provide folic acid supplementation to pregnant females may lead to spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities, including neural tube defects and increased risk of severe language delay in the child.


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