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Get Enough Folic Acid

Folic acid is a vitamin that can prevent birth defects.
Folic acid can prevent birth defects of the baby’s brain or spine if a woman takes it before and during pregnancy.
It’s easy to get the folic acid you need. Just eat a bowl of cereal or take a vitamin with folic acid every day.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • If you don’t take a multivitamin, write yourself a note to pick some up at the pharmacy.
  • Tell a friend how important it is to take folic acid, especially if she might become pregnant some day.
  • Send an e-card to encourage a friend or family member to eat healthy foods.

Learn how to get other vitamins and minerals by eating healthy.

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