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Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. For women who may get pregnant, it is really important. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects of her baby's brain or spine.

Foods with folic acid in them include leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas and nuts. Enriched breads, cereals and other grain products also contain folic acid. If you don't get enough folic acid from the foods you eat, you can also take it as a dietary supplement.
Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Researchers highlight importance of large population studies for increased knowledge about disease

Researchers highlight importance of large population studies for increased knowledge about disease

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

Nutritional supplement can mitigate harmful consequences of early-life stress

Nutritional supplement can mitigate harmful consequences of early-life stress

Improved nutrition may help offset negative effects of early-life stress

Improved nutrition may help offset negative effects of early-life stress

Choline deficiency in sows during pregnancy impacts nutrient composition of milk

Choline deficiency in sows during pregnancy impacts nutrient composition of milk

High folate intake may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy in older adults with common gene variant

High folate intake may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy in older adults with common gene variant

Researchers suggest need for human studies to examine effects of cannabinoid use during pregnancy

Researchers suggest need for human studies to examine effects of cannabinoid use during pregnancy

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

BetterYou’s oral vitamin D sprays win gold and bronze at Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards by Mummii

BetterYou’s oral vitamin D sprays win gold and bronze at Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards by Mummii

NYU Lutheran offers comprehensive cardiac care for unborn babies

NYU Lutheran offers comprehensive cardiac care for unborn babies

Adequate maternal folate may protect children from future obesity risk

Adequate maternal folate may protect children from future obesity risk

BetterYou’s DLuxPregnancy daily vitamin D oral spray offers more effective solution than tablets for expectant mums

BetterYou’s DLuxPregnancy daily vitamin D oral spray offers more effective solution than tablets for expectant mums

New dietary supplement can prevent, reverse massive brain cell loss

New dietary supplement can prevent, reverse massive brain cell loss

Folic acid intake during pregnancy could protect children from possible side-effect of antiepileptic drugs

Folic acid intake during pregnancy could protect children from possible side-effect of antiepileptic drugs