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Prevention of Spina Bifida: prenatal multivitamin or folic acid alone?

True to its mission, Duchesnay is proud to support the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario and the Association de spina-bifida et d’hydrocéphalie du Québec in their annual folic acid awareness campaigns. These organizations do remarkable work for the prevention and support for individuals with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Saturday, June 6th from 9 am to 5 pm, to mark the spina bifida month, the Spina-bifida hydrocéphalie Québec team will be in the heart of Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market to raise awareness on this congenital malformation and ways to prevent it.

Captures Video Pour ASBHQ ENOur support of these associations is part of Duchesnay’s own outreach campaign to women of childbearing age, through the medical information site Nutrition in Pregnancy and a series of videos on our Health and Pregnancy YouTube channel.

The "Are you planning a pregnancy? Make the right choice!" educational video series encourages women to take a prenatal multivitamin rather than folic acid alone, at least three months before becoming pregnant, as well as explaining the reasons why.