Folic Acid is recommended for every woman in her childbearing years before she starts trying to conceive. Many doctors will recommend that a woman take a prenatal vitamin enriched with Folic Acid at least three months prior to conception. This will help protect the growing baby against such medical issues as neural tube defects before a woman even knows she’s pregnant.
For many women, eating fortified foods enriched with Folic Acid just isn't enough. To reach your recommended levels, you will also likely require a vitamin supplement. So when you’re thinking about your "baby making kit," don’t forget to pack your Folic Acid pills.
If you have MTHFR, like I do (C677 double mutation), I have to take a special vitamin to get my folic! Feel free to message me and I can let you know what I recommend! :)