Folic Acid is a B Vitamin that helps your baby grow. Folic Acid assists with positive development of the spine, brain and skull and is especially important during the first four weeks of pregnancy. As many women may not know they are pregnant at that time, it is a good idea to take Folic Acid during a time when you may become pregnant.
Folic Acid helps protect against neural tube defects which include abnormalities of the spine, brain or skull which lead to conditions such as still birth, disability or spina bifida. Pregnant women, or women wishing to become pregnant, should have 0.4 mg of folic acid daily.