A 30-year-old female asked:
I have used folic acid for three month.how much shall i use to conceive? is it ok if i stop using now or i must take it daily till i get pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristi Woodsanswered
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Keep taking: Taking Folic Acid doesn't help you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, it decreases the risk that your baby will have a defect of the brain and/or spine (called a neural tube defect.) since a tremendous amount of development goes on before you even know you are pregnant, taking it while you are trying to conceive will allow your baby to have the benefit during that critical time.
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Dr. Nicholas Partenopeanswered
45 years experience
Continue folic acid: Even when you get pregnant you should continue with your Folic Acid supplement as a lack of Folic Acid during pregnancy is associated with neuronal tube defects and spinal bifida in the infant.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 6, 2015
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