A 37-year-old female asked:
i am pregnant and have a mthfr gene mutation and i recently read that folic acid is not good for me or the baby and i should take folate instead?
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Folic acid is folate (folic acid): Folic acid and folate are the same compound. Follow your gynecologists and hematologists recommendations. Folate is often prescribed during pregnancy in the field of psychiatry and neurology when patients are on anticonvulsants. I too have the same mutation that you have and i take folate every day. I have also been advised to take vitamin b6 and vitamin b 12 because of this. Your child should also be tested for this mutation and anyone else in your family.Best wishes.
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
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