Vitamins and supplements in pregnancy (NHS UK)

Folic acid is a B vitamin which we all need to produce red blood cells. It is one of the important vitamins in pregnancy.

During pregnancy, women need to take extra folic acid to protect their baby from neural tube defects like spina bifida. This is particularly important in the early stages of pregnancy.

This webpage explains more, including how to obtain folic acid supplements.





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