Hopeful DADS should also be taking FOLIC ACID ahead of pregnancy
It’s not just women who should be taking folic acid if they are trying to conceive.
New research suggests that hopeful fathers who take folic acid ahead of conception have healthier babies.
New research suggests men should folic acid ahead of pregnancy
Medical professionals advise women should take 400 micrograms a day of folic acid if they trying for a baby, as the supplement has been found to help stop babies developing birth defects, such a spinal bifida.
Now a new study has found that babies also benefit if their fathers also consume folic acid ahead of conception.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School in the U.S. and Navarra University in Spain, looked into the diets of 108 couples undergoing IVF treatment.
Experts found that a woman’s folate levels did not affect the length of her pregnancy but in men, higher levels of folate were linked to the baby spending longer in the womb.