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