Wafaa Ahmad Ibrahim, Maha Mohamed El-Habashy
Abstract: The aim, to assess the knowledge of the women about importance of folic acid during early pregnancy. Sample and setting, promontory and convenience sample women. The study was conducted in the antenatal outpatient clinic of El-Shatby Maternity University Hospital. Data collection tool, A structured questionnaire used to collect women knowledge about folic acid. The result about one half has poor knowledge, about one third has fair knowledge and only less than one fifth has good knowledge.
Keywords: Importance of Folic acid, Pregnancy, first trimester, congenital abnormalities, maternal nutrition,