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Can Taking Folic Acid Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant
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
I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am I wasting money?
More complicated...: It won't help you get pregnant, but it may help you be healthy so you are better able to sustain a healthy pregnancy. I recommend taking a supplement with activated folate (folic acid) rather than Folic Acid for trying to get pregnant. See this link for more information: http://mthfr. Net/prenatal-supplementation-optimizing-your-future-child/2012/01/20/. ...Read more
Should I start taking folic acid or pre natal even before getting pregnant, which one is better? Folic or prenatal. Do I need to consult the dr first?
I want to take folic acid because I'm planning on getting pregnant but I want my pH value of my body to be slightly alkaline as well. What can I do?
Take folate (folic acid): The degree of acidity in Folic Acid supplements is tiny compared to the buffering capacity of the body. An taking folate (folic acid) is universally recommended during pregnancy for the health of the developing baby. So please, do not stint on this important supplement. ...Read more
I am a 22 yr old, and I was told that I should be taking folic acid to prepare for pregnancy, even if I am not considering getting pregnant. Thoughts?
ABSOLUTELY!: Take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive years (i.e. Until menopause, hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation). 50% of us pregnancies are unplanned and then it is too late to take folic acid. It can prevent preterm birth, birth defects (neural tube, cardiac) and enhance fetal growth. ...Read more
6 months before I removed my iud. We had sex regularly. Also taking folic acid. And expecting 2nd child. But till now no getting pregnant. Help me plz?
Sperm test first. ..: 6 months isn't too long trying, but I'm guessing you got pregnant quickly with your first child. Your partner may have a lower sperm count than before - start with a semen analysis for him. If it's normal you should get checked for blocked tubes with a hsg test, especially if your child was a c/section, and for low egg supply (low ovarian reserve) if it's been a few years since your 1st child. ...Read more
I'm planning of getting pregnant, I take folic acid for six months but I have failed to concieved instead I got an irrigular periods?
Get check up:
Folic acid does not help you become pregnant, it is given to prevent birth defect in baby like spins bifida
if you are concerned that your periods are irregular and you are not getting pregnant, get yourself checked by your gynecologist and if everything is ok with you. Get your partner checked including sperm count etc. ...Read more
No, but...: Folic acid is a good idea if one is trying to conceive, and also during pregnancy. It helps prevent a developmental abnormality in the spine of the fetus. Taking the routine prenatal vitamins is adequate folic acid supplementation for most women trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. However, folic acid supplements are not "good for getting pregnant", meaning they don't help one get pregnant. ...Read more
Suffered anencephaly. Planning to conceive in 3 months. Is folic acid 5 mg once a day is fine or twice a day? Any tests to take before getting pregnant
Yes that is fine: 4 to 5 mg of folic acid likely reduces your recurrence risk to that of the general population risk. You must take it daily, as folic acid is eliminated from the system in a day, being a water soluble vitamin. The dose of folic acid in a prenatal vitamin is 0.6 mg. Just be sure you're taking it every day when you possibly might become pregnant.. ...Read more
I have been taking a multivitamin, folic acid, dha, and coq10 in hopes of getting pregnant, as I am 37. Could taking supplements delay my period?
None of those supplements are known to delay periods and these are likely to both increase odds of getting pregnant and your baby being healthy. It is wise to take the active L-5MTHF form of folate as half of people have difficulty converting folic acid to that active form.
Several herbs such as rhodiola can also improve fertility- see http://tinyurl. Com/cfyjv63 ...Read more
I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?
No: It's important to get Folic Acid in your diet (from leafy green vegetables) for heart health but you don't need to take supplemen. Ts now. Once you are getting ready to try to get pregnant, it is important to start taking folate (folic acid) (800 mcg). Folate (folic acid) deficiency has been shown to increase the possibility of spina bifida, which is an opening in a baby's spine. There is no harm in taking folate (folic acid) any time. ...Read more
Is it harmful to have high folic acid levels in body prior to getting pregnant? I have read high folic acid prior to pregnancy my cause autism, true?
If I'm planning on getting pregnant can I just run to the drug store and buy folic acid supplements for myself? Or do I have to consult with a doctor?
Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?
Does taking baby aspirin lengthen period? Started baby aspirin and folic acid while menstrating in hopes of getting pregnant. Brown spotting occurring
I am trying to get pregnant after stillbirth. Dr prescribed folic acid 5mg tablet in one day. I heard this will increased the chance of twins. Is it true?
I am not aware of: Folic acid increasing the chance of twins, but it will reduce the chances of a specific birth defect, called neural tube defect, which occurs before the woman even knows she is pregnant. That is why prenatal vitamins are important for any woman trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
Has complex partial seizures, taking folic acid and keppra (levetiracetam). What percentage has my chances of becoming pregnant increased to?
Pregnancy: Keppra (levetiracetam) and folic acid do not increase or decrease your chances of getting pregnant. Keppra (levetiracetam) does not interfere with oral contraceptives. If you don't use birth control then your chances are higher of getting pregnant. While studies have not shown an increased risk of birth defects with Keppra (levetiracetam), discuss with your obstetrician the drug risks before attempting to get pregnant. ...Read more
Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?
I had never heard this but searched and found many forums where people said they had heard this, but I could find NO research that shows this is actually true and can not think of why it would be. I did find a study showing women who got pregnant within 6 months of miscarriage had better outcomes.
Folic acid does not increase chance of twins but decreases chance of miscarriage & birth defects. ...Read more
A nurse friend of mine recommended I take folic acid if there's any chance at all that I'd get pregnant even if I'm on birth control (24, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, sexually active). Is that true?
Good advice: True. A good prenatal vitamin will provide the correct amount. ...Read more
Sex monday morning ovulate thurs but pain monday afternoon taking folic acid could I hav ovulated early? An get caught pregnant hubby away the week ty
Fertility: I am sure you do not need a physician to tell you that the week you are ovulating is the week you become pregnant from sperm left in the vagina. Of course this sexual event could lead to pregnancy. You had sex during the days you are most likely to become pregnant which are the five days leading up to ovulation. If you are pregnant then it will be your lover and not your husbands. ...Read more
Folic acid: Absolutely! All women of childbearing age should get at least. 4 mg of folic acid daily to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. There also is evidence that it may prevent Down' Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Any multivitamin even gummies and Flinstones will have the right amount. It is important to start before any pregnancy and especially in the early weeks of pregnancy ...Read more
You SHOULD take it: Folic acid is recommended for women contemplating pregnancy. The recommended dose for neural tube defect prevention in pregnancy is 400 micrograms, or 0.4 mg/milligrams daily. All women thinking of pregnancy should be taking this as part of their prenatal vitamin package. Good wishes:) ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more