I am again in that 2 week waiting period before I find out if I am pregnant. It’s been 6 months and I am not feeling hopeful for this one so I am sure this will not be our last trying to conceive update.
As I prepare for the moment when the pregnancy test shows me two lines, I am doing what I can to make sure I am healthy and ready to grow a baby. I have been working towards eating a good balance of nutrition and vitamins (and enough, I am terrible at not eating) and being especially diligent about making sure I am getting enough folic acid.
Folic acid is a naturally occurring B vitamin that is quite important to the health of a baby for preventing neural tube defects. Many believe you can start increasing your intake of the vitamin when you’re pregnant, but it’s better to start before pregnancy occurs — since neural tube defects usually develop in the first 28 days of pregnancy.
Click through to see 8 foods that are high in folic acid and should be added to your grocery list:
Sunflower Seeds 1 of 8
Avocado 2 of 8
Spinach 3 of 8
Squash 4 of 8
Grapefruit 5 of 8
Asparagus 6 of 8
Kidney Beans 7 of 8
Corn 8 of 8
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