In preparing your body for pregnancy it is very important to take a prenatal multivitamin that includes folic acid and iron. Future Mother helps provide the vitamins and minerals an expecting mother needs before conception and for all the stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Folic acid is the active ingredient needed to prevent malformations of the brain, skull and spine called neural tube defects. Neural tube defects happen in the first 4 weeks of pregnancy when the mother may not even be aware she is pregnant. Iron is important to support the healthy growth of the baby, as they need to build up iron to reduce the risk of premature delivery and low birth weight.