Health Specialists Urge Use of Folic Acid

Owensboro – A statewide coalition of health organizations is encouraing women of child-bearing age to take vitamins containing folic acid. Jaime Rafferty of the Owensboro-based Green River District Health Department says too many women in Kentucky do not realize that folic acid should be taken before and after becoming pregnant. Health experts say adequate levels of folic acid can help to reduce birth defects.