Cannabis and Pregnancy

After Pregnancy (Postnatal)

During Pregnancy (Prenatal)

Before You Become Pregnant

Folic acid is important in the prevention of neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are very serious and can be immediately fatal or result in conditions such as spina bifida or anencephaly. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that develops into the brain and spinal cord and normally closes by the 29th day of pregnancy. If a neural tube defect occurs, the backbone and spinal cord never closes completely.