Folic acid helps make DNA and helps your cells divide. It's very important during pregnancy for a healthy baby. Find folic acid in green, leafy vegetables, fruit juices, nuts, and beans. Women should get 400 micrograms daily. You can often get that from a serving of fortified cereal or bread. Women should get 600 mcg during pregnancy, or 500 mcg while breastfeeding. If you’re pregnant or plan to be, you should also take a folic acid pill.