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FOLIC ACID DURING PREGNANCY

FOLIC ACID DURING PREGNANCY

Why you need folic acid?

Folic acid (Vitamin B9) helps prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) which is a serious birth defect of the spinal cord (Spina bifida) and the brain (Anencephaly). The neural tube is the part of the embryo from which your baby's spine and brain develop. Neural tube defects occur at a very early stage of development before many women even know they're pregnant, which is why it's important to begin taking folic acid before you start trying to conceive.