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Is it safe to take vitamin b9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: This is just another name for folic acid, which is a recommended supplement in pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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