Congenital malformations in infants whose mothers reported the use of folic acid in early pregnancy in Sweden. A prospective population study.

@article{Klln2007CongenitalMI,
  title={Congenital malformations in infants whose mothers reported the use of folic acid in early pregnancy in Sweden. A prospective population study.},
  author={Bengt K{\"a}ll{\'e}n},
  journal={Congenital anomalies},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={119-24}
}
The use of folic acid prior to conception is generally recommended for the prevention of birth defects, notably neural tube defects. In a previous study from Sweden, based on interviews of women in early pregnancy, no such effect was found on the general malformation rate, but data for neural tube defects were scarce. Using data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register for the years 1995-2004, 20 891 women were identified who reported the use of folic acid in early pregnancy, but not of… CONTINUE READING