Folic Acid, that is.

This is a reminder for all Mama Bs—especially if you’re or about to become pregnant!—that we’ve just finished National Folic Acid Awareness Week. But you knew this, right? We’re sure you threw a wild and crazy Folic Acid party to celebrate… shots of wheat germ, anyone?

Kidding aside, folic acid is absolutely critical for women of childbearing age, and it’s one of the keys to a healthy pregnancy. When scientists finally understood its role and encouraged pregnant women to take it, the incidence of brain and spinal birth defects dropped dramatically. So check out this page to make sure you’re getting enough!

If you’ve got a bun in the oven—or you’re hoping to have one there soon—be a good B and take your F.A. Talk to your doc about what’s right for you. Your mini-bs will thank you later.