THE EXCRETION OF FOLATE IN PREGNANCY
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2005
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume 78, Issue 9, pages 769–775, September 1971
How to Cite
Landon, M. J. and Hytten, F. E. (1971), THE EXCRETION OF FOLATE IN PREGNANCY. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 78: 769–775. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1971.tb00336.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2005
The serial estimation of 24-hour urinary folate activity in eight healthy pregnant women showed that significantly more folate was excreted during pregnancy than at six weeks after delivery.
It is suggested that variations in renal tubular function are responsible for the increased losses and the significance of this additional drain on maternal folate supplies is discussed.