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How can I get folic acid during pregnancy?

How can I get folic acid during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins: The recommended amount which is 1 mg (1, 000 mcg) is hard to get via diet. A good prenatal has other nutrients that are helpful. Look for a vitamin without dyes. If you don't respond well to regular Folic Acid try methyl folate (folic acid). Methyl cobalamine is the best form of b-12. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

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 preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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What is the role of folic acid during pregnancy?

Numerous: Taking Folic Acid before getting pregnant & just after pregnancy is as important as maintaining it's use right through 9 months and on into breastfeeding. Folate (folic acid) protects or reduces the chance of many congenital malformations including spina bifida, congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, & urinary tract abnormalities. May reduce miscarriage and early delivery, placenta changes too. ...Read more

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Which is the best folic acid during pregnancy. ?

Which is the best folic acid during pregnancy.
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Article: This is a very good article about folate: pediatrics vol. 104 no. 2 august 1, 1999 pp. 325 -327 american academy of pediatrics folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks

Avoid birth defects: The use of folic acid in a prenatal vitamin is to avoid incomplete neural tube closure (spinal bifida ) which is an avoidable birth defect. Avoidance of alcohol, smoking, opioid abuse, and extreme physical sport activities in the last trimester are also recommended. Eating a well balanced diet is essential as well, Just remember that you(& your blood stream) are the "cafeteria line" for the fetus ...Read more

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What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

Prevent birth defect: Eating Folic Acid or folate (folic acid) before/during early pregnancy dramatically prevents a group of serious birth defects called neural tube defects. It's most important in the first weeks of pregnancy ; since one often doesn't know they're pregnant until they miss their period, when they're already 2 weeks pregnant, it's crucial to have adequate folate (folic acid) before you know you're pregnant. Biotin helps too. ...Read more

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Will folate deficiency cause miscarriage? If we take folic acid before pregnancy will it reduce the chance of miscarriage?Pls hlp dr

Will folate deficiency cause miscarriage? If we take folic acid before pregnancy will it reduce the chance of miscarriage?Pls hlp dr

Possibly ; yes: Research shows folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of early miscarriage by 50%, yet most women who are folate (folic acid) deficient will not have a miscarriage. But since folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of neural tube birth defects it's wise for all women who might become pregnant to take Folic Acid (or the l-5-mthf form for the 1/3 of people who have trouble converting folc acid to folate (folic acid)).It will reduce risk. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 9 weeks pregnant.. I dint take folic acid before pregnancy.. I started taking them when I missed my period. is that ok ?

Best you can do: It is good that you are taking it now. You can’t change the past so there is no need to stress about it. The recommendation is to start taking it 3 months before pregnancy in general ...Read more

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Can folic acid help with pregnancy?

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 preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

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 gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg). According to the old guideline 2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will assist your decision-making in this respect. ...Read more

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What does folic acid do during pregnancy?

What does folic acid do during pregnancy?

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 important to take Folic Acid as early as possible in your pregnancy. Ideally, women who want to or could get pregnant should take Folic Acid before they conceive. ...Read more

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Can folic acid affect your pregnancy test?

No: 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 preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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