(WTVM) - Research shows that if a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby's brain and spine.
Dr. Paula Walker answers these questions about folic acid:
*What is folic acid?
*Why is folic acid important?
*How much folic acid does a woman need?
*When should women begin taking folic acid?
*How can women secure enough folic acid in their diets daily?
Watch the video for more information.