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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.
Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

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Scientists identify many existing drugs with antiviral activity against coronavirus

Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy leads to improved memory in children

Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy leads to improved memory in children

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

Probiotic strain improves iron levels in healthy pregnant women

Probiotic strain improves iron levels in healthy pregnant women

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

Despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a key health concern

Despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a key health concern

Uninherited genetic mutations can cause spina bifida

Uninherited genetic mutations can cause spina bifida

New review recommends a holistic approach to manage cerebral small vessel disease

New review recommends a holistic approach to manage cerebral small vessel disease

Mothers of children with autism have many significantly different metabolite levels, study finds

Mothers of children with autism have many significantly different metabolite levels, study finds

Higher temperatures and rainfall impact children's diet diversity

Higher temperatures and rainfall impact children's diet diversity

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Include grains as a healthy eating pattern at any life stage

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Include grains as a healthy eating pattern at any life stage

Study highlights rising infant health inequality in the U.S.

Study highlights rising infant health inequality in the U.S.

Researchers receive $8.3 million NIH grant to illuminate the causes of spina bifida

Researchers receive $8.3 million NIH grant to illuminate the causes of spina bifida

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Diet and folic acid can influence pregnancy outcomes

Diet and folic acid can influence pregnancy outcomes

High levels of folic acid during pregnancy could harm brain development of embryos

High levels of folic acid during pregnancy could harm brain development of embryos