Pregnancy and folic acid

When it comes to the health of babies and their mothers after birth, the US ranks very poorly.  Data shows only around 25% of pregnant mothers were taking enough folic acid prior to becoming pregnant.  Folic acid is extremely important for a developing baby, and without enough folic acid the baby may have brain or nervous system problems after birth.  Taking folic acid is recommended in all women who can become pregnant.  Experts recommend getting at least 400 mcg of folic acid per day, which can be found in most prenatal vitamins. Ask a pharmacist if you have any questions!