by m (140 Posts), Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:49 am
I wouldn't freak out - it's most important to take it in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Here's what I found at WebMD:
When Should I Start Taking Folic Acid?
Because many pregnancies aren't planned, it's important for every woman of childbearing age to take folic acid, even if they aren't trying to conceive. Birth defects occur within the first three to four weeks of pregnancy, so it's important to have folic acid in your system during those early stages when your baby's brain and spinal cord are developing.