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Folate And Fertility
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
No: It won't hurt, but it certainly won't help either. ...Read more
What can I do to become pregnant? We have been trying for about 2 years now? Does folic acid help fertility?
Infertility: Two years of failed attempts at conception means you and your male partner need a thorough physical and chemical work up. There are at least a dozen physical and chemical processes involved in making a baby and defects can occur at any of these steps. You will not find the cause of your infertility on the internet or without a complete evaluation. No. Folic Acid will not assist fertility. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering why I have to take folic acid before becoming pregnant when it doesn't do anything for fertility also I'm a type one diabetic ?
Is centrum safe while TTC? I've been taking it for 2 weeks now and I'm currently in my fertility period. I take a daily 400 mcg of folic acid too.
I have been ttc for sometime now cycle is regular but this last month it was only 20 days I have used preseed folic acid and fertility monitor plzhelp?
Irregular periods: suggest anovulation (not ovulating) which, of course, leads to infertility. If this is the case, causes of anovulation need to be investigated including thyroid and other glandular problems. Once contributing medical conditions have been excluded, consideration of medication to induce ovulation would be considered. You need to work carefully with you OB/GYN or fertility specialist at this point. ...Read more