Folic Acid

Folic acid is important for a developing baby. It’s needed in the early weeks of pregnancy, before a woman might even know that she is pregnant. All women who could become pregnant should take a multivitamin that has folic acid in it every day.

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.