Despite all of the stuffed animals you're likely to get as baby shower gifts, your baby's best friend is actually folic acid. This little wonder supplement helps your baby's brain develop and prevents certain birth defects like spina bifida--plus it gives moms healthy hair, nails and skin! You can find it in the dietary supplement aisle of your local pharmacy or drug store.
Here are some facts on folic acid from the CDC. Even better, here's a list of delicious cereals that provide 100% of your suggested daily requirement of folic acid so you can start your day off right! According to the National Library of Medicine, other food sources of folic acid include "beans and legumes, citrus fruits and juices, whole grains, and dark green leafy vegetables."