Mamas to be need lots of healthy folic acid and some research shows that one reason mamas turn up short...
Mamas to be need lots of healthy folic acid and some research shows that one reason mamas turn up short in the folic acid department is because of trendy diets that drastically cut or eliminate carbs. Carbs tend to be chock full of folic acid so if you're thinking of becoming pregnant in the near future, a low carb diet is not very healthy. If you already are in the early stages of pregnancy and are on a low carb diet, stop it this second. Unless the low carb diet is recommended to you by your health care provider and they're making sure you get enough folic acid by means of a supplement you need the carbs. A lack of folic acid can cause serious harm to your baby. If you're concerned about your weight discuss other food and exercise issues with your care provider, but cutting crabs drastically really isn't an option. We've discussed folic acid a lot here at Pregnancy & Baby, but we do this because it's a very important topic. Following is some important posts you can read to get up to speed on the importance of folic acid:

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