Folic acid in pregnancy and special smiles

While cleaning out the medicine cabinet over the weekend, I chanced upon the amber coloured folic acid tablet strips. I used to religiously pop them before baby V happened. One of the first things we did once we decided to have a baby, was, to up our healthy lifestyle game. This included me starting my folic acid tablets, because, that is what everyone recommends, no?- to have them regularly, atleast 6 months before conception, right through the first trimester. Of course, all this self care happened before I stepped into motherhood.

But I remember doing a little bit of research and feeling amazed that these tiny tablets of Vitamin B did so much good. At a glance, here is a tiny summary of my research back then

Pregnancy is usually the time women start taking special care of their bodies, and prenatal folic acid supplements starts right at the beginning

Folate helps in the development of the neural tube and also prevents brain and spine defects in the developing embryo.… Click to read the rest “Folic acid in pregnancy and special smiles”