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Doctor insights on: Can Taking Folic Acid Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

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Could folic acid increace chances of getting pregnant?

Could folic acid increace chances of getting pregnant?

No.: It increases the chances your baby will not have neural tube defects. It's always a smart move to take Folic Acid during reproductive years, because it works. ...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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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

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Will taking folic acid enhance me getting pregnant quickly? Can I get it over-the-counter

No: But you should do it anyway. Prenatal vitamins and folate (folic acid) are very important in having the healthiest pregnancy you can, but they do not in any way affect how soon you conceive. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can expired folic acid still help for getting pregnant?

Can expired folic acid still help for getting pregnant?

Please do not take: Expired folic acid, Folic Acid is not expensive, and u do not take Folic Acid to help you get pregnant, the reason u take it is to help prevent neural tube defects like spinal bifida when you do get pregnant. ...Read more

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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

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Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

No: 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

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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

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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?

No, it is not.: There is no clear data supporting a toxic Folic Acid side effect. The only situation where it me be potentially deleterious is pernicous anemia, if it is given without B12 vitamin. ...Read more

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Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?

Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?

Yes: Your prenatal vitamins do not have anything to do with getting pregnant or not. They are just there to support the needs for extra vitamins and minerals during pregnancy. If you are on Birth control, you should not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does taking baby aspirin lengthen period? Started baby aspirin and folic acid while menstrating in hopes of getting pregnant. Brown spotting occurring

Does taking baby aspirin lengthen period? Started baby aspirin and folic acid while menstrating in hopes of getting pregnant. Brown spotting occurring

Aspirin: Aspirin should not alter the menstrual cycle. Aspirin is sometimes used for certain fertility problems like antiphospholipid antibody syndrome but that should only be after proper testing and under your doctors guidance. ...Read more

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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

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Does folic acid increase pregnancy chances?

No: Folic acid will not improve pregnancy chances, but it's important you be taking Folic acid before conception. It will reduce the risk of the baby having spina bifida, cleft lip, heart defects, and now research shows it reduced the risk of autism. ...Read more

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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. Patricia Foster
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

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