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amount of folic acid for pregnancy

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Folic Acid: If there is a family hx of neural tube defects than higher folic acid levels may be recommended. Most women should get 600 mcg each day when pregnant ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds ok, but...: Depending on local issues (such as how much folate is added to foods) the recommended dose for women's folate supplements are ~400 mcg/day for those w ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Our diet lacks folic acid. When your body is lacking this nutrient there is a higher chance of developing a neural tube defect within the embrio. To ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for pre ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
53 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
You decide.: Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600 micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Fewer birth defects: Folic acid has been shown to lower the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida in babies. Since the nervous system develops early on, it's impor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
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Supplements: Most prenatal vitamins have Folic Acid in them. You can take additional folate (folic acid) supplements found in the pharmacy or health food store. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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I dont know: that it increases chances, but should help maturing embryo/fetus once there is a conception.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: During pregnancy, you need extra folate (folic acid) to prevent brain and spinal cord defects in the baby. You should take a prenatal vitamin to make ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevent defects: Folic acid is a b vitamin. It helps prevent babies from getting neural tube defects (like spina bifida). Ideally it should be started before you sta ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any : They are all the same so just find one you like. Take at least 1 mg per day.

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