|I have heard that folic acid is an important supplement for
the early development of the foetus. If I am pregnant already
is it too late to start supplementing?
The importance of folic acid during pregnancy is mainly
that it reduces the chances of spinal defects in babies.
This includes the risk of spina bifida. Ideally you should
start to take this supplement before conceiving, but taking
it during the pregnancy has also been shown to be beneficial.
Good sources of folic acid include legumes and beans, citrus,
most types of whole grains, leafy vegetables which are dark
green such as spinach, poultry, pork, shellfish and liver.
Folic acid - Sources