Folic Acid and Pregnancy

Folic acid or vitamin B9 vitamin is important for the pregnant women to born healthy baby. And if the women want to be pregnant she should take this vitamin at least 3 months before pregnancy and during pregnancy about 400 μg daily.

Folic acid or folate or vitamin B9 which important for the cell formation specially blood cell, spinal cord , brain and deficiency of this vitamin lead to congenital abnormalities of the fetus.

Folic acid present in green vegetables and fortified cereal but not enough. Folic acid should be commenced as early as possible (ideally before conception) to prevent neural tube defects.