Folic acid is a B vitamin. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine. Women need 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.
[framed_box]Listen to the CDC’s Podcast: Folic Acid: Helping to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy[/framed_box]
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