September 10-16 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week. Each year, this observation brings much-needed attention to a prenatal vitamin that supports the healthy development of babies. Often, you hear all about the importance of prenatal vitamins before and during pregnancy — but what about after delivery?
Taking folic acid before and during early pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects. However, research has shown that there are also some benefits to taking folic acid after pregnancy.
Carrying a baby and giving birth puts a lot of stress on the body. For this reason, it is essential that pregnant women get all the nutrients their body needs. Turn to Page 3 for 3 important Vitamins Your Body Needs Before & After Pregnancy!