It is often advised that women begin taking prenatal vitamins around 2-3 months before they begin trying to conceive (TTC). The most important thing that can be gained from these vitamins is the folic acid, which prevents a number of birth defects, including spina bifida.

If you become pregnant unexpectedly, it is important that you begin taking prenatal vitamins as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

When you are pregnant your doctor will write you a prescription for prenatal vitamins, however before you get the happy news you can pick some up on the shelves at your local drug store.