Folate (folic acid)
) is very important in women who are pregnant
, because it helps prevent neural defects in the developing baby.
If a pregnant woman is low on folate (folic acid), (folic acid) it means she needs to make sure she is on a pre-natal vitamin right away. Even though they are called "pre-natal" vitamins, we still use them during pregnancy
because of the folate (folic acid) and other vitamins they contain.
Answer assisted by David Escobar, Medical Student