Folic acid: Doctors call on government to add synthetic B vitamin to flour to prevent birth defects

Add folic acid to flour to prevent birth defects, doctors tell government Most women don't take folic acid before they conceive as more than half of pregnancies are unplanned | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 27 June 2012 Pregnant woman are recommended to start taking folic acid three months before they conceive Flour should be fortified with folic acid to prevent birth defects in babies such as spina bifida, according to doctors.