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Folic acid in pregnancy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Folic acid is important for the development of the baby's spine which is done by 10 weeks. But you can take your Folic Acid throughout the entire pre ... Read More
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Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It is safe, and generally recommended.
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Prenatal vitamins have 0.4 mg Folic Acid in them which women take throughout pregnancy. Additionally Folic Acid is water soluble, therefore what is n ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Growth/development: It is essential for the growth and development of the central nervous system as well as the overall baby's development.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
See your OB-GYN: followed by whomever s/he refers. Is this all anxiety or is this hormonal? Do you have a history of food sensitivities, allergies? Start with th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not clear: You should certainly discuss it with your obstetrician if you become pregnant. If you are placed on a vitamin by your doctor while pregnant, you shoul ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
0.8-1.0 mg: usual recommended dose is 0.8 to 1.0 mg of folic acid a day, found in most prenatal vitamins
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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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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.

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