Preconceptional Risk Assessment, Folic Acid, Counseling
This service is available to any female of childbearing age who is not currently pregnant. The purpose of this service is to determine risks that may be associated with future pregnancies and to provide information on ways in which those risks can be decreased prior to conception. Folic acid counseling and provision of multivitamins with folic acid is available for women of childbearing age. Since the folic acid program has began providing a free years supply of multivitamins to women of childbearing age in Kentucky, the incidence of Neural Tube Defects have decreased by 70%. Education is also provided to health professionals and the general public in our communities to promote this awareness.