Taking multivitamin supplements is very useful for women to get pregnant. Folic acid is one such element that contains Vitamin B and it helps to make new cells in the body. Your body needs this essential vitamin to stay healthy and conceive. Folic acid is available in many foods like peas, green leafy vegetables, legumes, French beans, legumes, spinach, broccoli, whole grains, citrus fruits, peanuts, nuts, white flour, grapefruit, bananas, and some cereals. And, you should not stop taking folic acid tablets after you get pregnant, you should continue it for at least 12th weeks after you get pregnant.
Folic acid helps greatly to form your unborn baby, the brain, spinal cord and skull. And, when your body does not have folic acid in a good amount, it can affect the spinal cord of your unborn baby – ‘Spina Bifida’ a disease.
Doctors say that 400 micrograms of folic acid tablets are good for you. For some women, Doctors recommend tablets of 500 micrograms as they may have a high risk of carrying a spinal cord defected baby. Folic acid is not a drug, it is a natural supplement that your body is generally short of and requires it. This supplement has no side effects involved. So, keep in mind that if you want to get pregnant, you should take folic acid supplements.