Certain nutrients are essential during pregnancy, and one of those is called folic acid, a B-vitamin. It helps prevent any spinal defects in your baby.
Whilst you can get folic acid from foods, it’s been shown that taking a supplement that provides a minimum of 400 micrograms of folic acid per day, helps prevent these defects. Up to 800 micrograms is safe to take every day.
Boost your dietary levels by eating foods rich in folic acid such as spinach, cabbage, broccoli, dark lettuce, avocados, nuts and wholegrain cereals.?