Another huge reason for taking prenatal vitamins! In addition to warding off birth defects and assisting with proper fetal growth, a new study shows that taking prenatal vitamins may help prevent autism and autism spectrum disorders, reducing the risk by some 40 percent.
According to researchers, the three months before conception and the first month of pregnancy are the most vital times for taking prenatal vitamins. So women who want to or may become pregnant should be particularly vigilant during this time frame.
Folic acid is one of the essential ingredients in prenatal vitamins, and plays a major role in healthy fetal development. Talk to your doctor about a healthy diet and appropriate prenatal vitamins.