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Explore the intricate world of folate supplementation during pregnancy. We will dissect the various aspects of folate intake, including forms, dosages, and controversies, to equip dietitians and health professionals with up-to-date insights. Join us as we unravel the complexities of folate and its pivotal role in perinatal nutrition.


In this webinar, you will learn :

  • Perinatal physiology and folate metabolism during pregnancy

    Explore the fundamental processes that underline fetal development and how folate metabolism contributes to neural tube formation.

  • Perinatal folate recommendations including the updated 2022 Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada perinatal folate guidelines for neural tube defect risk reduction


  • Understand and compare folate forms (folic acid vs. 5-methyltetrahydrofolate 5-MTHF) and doses used in commercial prenatal vitamins
  • Explore the varying folate forms and dosages used in commercial prenatal vitamins and their implications for maternal and fetal outcomes.
  • Current controversies and concerns related to excess folic acid intake
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