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The Importance of Folic Acid when TTC

Congratulations! Either you’re thinking about getting pregnant or you’ve already tossed out the birth control pills and other contraceptives!

Your “let’s make a baby” kit should include some of the following items: ovulation kits, a basal body thermometer, maybe some romantic candles and prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid.

Folic Acid is recommended for every woman in her childbearing years before she starts trying to conceive. Many doctors will recommend that a woman take a prenatal vitamin enriched with Folic Acid at least three months prior to conception. This will help protect the growing baby against such medical issues as neural tube defects before a woman even knows she’s pregnant.

For many women, eating fortified foods enriched with Folic Acid just isn't enough. To reach your recommended levels, you will also likely require a vitamin supplement. So when you’re thinking about your "baby making kit," don’t forget to pack your Folic Acid pills.