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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

ONLY WOMEN NEED FOLIC ACID

Women should take folic acid (400mcg) while try­ing to con­ceive, as well as dur­ing preg­nancy. For men with sperm ab­nor­mal­i­ties, folic acid is pre­scribed as there is ev­i­dence it can im­prove sperm health. Vi­ta­min D is also rec­om­mended as ev­i­dence shows that most Ir­ish peo­ple are low in this sup­ple­ment.

Dr Minna Geisler is a con­sul­tant in re­pro­duc­tive medicine at Water­stone Clinic. Water­stone Clinic is a lead­ing fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist with clinics na­tion­wide, and has a state-of-the-art na­tional cen­tre of fer­til­ity ex­cel­lence at Lo­ta­more House in Cork. For more in­for­ma­tion, see wa­ter­stoneclinic.ie

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