The importance of consuming enough vitamin B9 (folic acid) is widely known. However, there’s little information as to when it’s appropriate to begin its consumption. Every good habit requires discipline, planning, and follow-up. Folic acid is no exception. When it comes to taking folic acid you should plan ahead, and start taking it months before getting pregnant so that when the baby needs the nutrients, the mother’s organism is prepared.

On the other hand, people who are already pregnant must begin taking folic acid as soon as possible. Time is of the essence! Several studies have shown that consuming it a few weeks before and after conception is key to the baby’s health since {his/her} nervous system starts developing very early in gestation.

Consumption of food that is rich in vitamin B9, such as cereals, veggies, green peas, beans, and citric fruits will benefit your baby’s development.