Folic Acid

About 4 out of every 10 pregnancies are not planned or expected (it could happen to you). For women who are sexually active and who could become pregnant, taking a multivitamin with folic acid in it every day can help prevent birth defects.

Folic acid taken before pregnancy can help lower the risk of having a baby born with a neural tube defect.
Your multivitamin needs to have 0.4mg (400mcg) of folic acid in it.
Remember to take a multivitamin that contains folic acid every day - set up a routine that works best for you.
It's hard to get the amount of folic acid that women need from food alone.
Look for either "folic acid" or "folate" on the label of a multivitamin bottle.