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Asda Pharmacies offer free supply of Folic Acid for pregnant women

Folic acid is an essential supplement for all women who are pregnant or trying to conceive – and from Monday 23rd April it will be available for free at Asda Pharmacies.

Folic acid available free at Asda

The Department of Health recommends women should take a daily supplement of 400 micrograms of Folic Acid while they’re trying to conceive and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

One in three pregnant women don’t take the supplement because they do not realise how important it is to the development of their unborn baby.

And although some local Primary Care Trusts give pregnant women NHS Healthy Start Vitamins containing Folic Acid for free it’s not available to everyone.

Tommy's Healthy Pregnancy GuideThat’s why we’ve partnered with Tommy’s the baby charity to offer a free three-month supply of Folic Acid to women who need it, starting from April 23rd.

Faisal Tuddy, deputy superintendent pharmacist at Asda, says: “Folic Acid is an essential supplement required during pregnancy to reduce a number of risks including neural tube disorders in babies so we’re delighted to be able announce this commitment to providing Folic Acid free of charge to those who need it.”

You can also pick up a free copy of Tommy’s “Having a Healthy Pregnancy” guide from Asda Pharmacies. For more information see Tommy’s website.

To find your local pharmacy simply type your postcode or town into the box below:


Visit your local Asda pharmacy to pick up your free pack from April 23rd – and for free health and nutrition advice during your pregnancy.

Terms and conditions: Free pregnancy packs are being offered through Asda Pharmacy in partnership with Tommy’s. Pregnancy packs include a pack of Folic Acid and Tommy’s “Having a Healthy Pregnancy” Guide. Packs are available from your Asda Pharmacy only. Free packs are limited to one pack per person. These are available from 23rd April 2012, while stocks last.

Posted in News & Blogs on 17 April 2012
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