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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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Can folic acid increase your fertility?

Can folic acid increase your fertility?

No: It prevents nueral tube defects of the developing fetus if u cannot get preg see you gyn for a workup, could be 1 cause or more than 1 cause and could be your partner- check his semen. ...Read more

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Does folic acid boost fertility if so how long to start taking it if im trying to conceive?

Does folic acid boost fertility if so how long to start taking it if im trying to conceive?

It doesn't: Boost your fertility at all. It does set you up for a healthy pregnancy, is worth taking - suggest starting 3 months before you hope to conceive. ...Read more

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What can I do to become pregnant? We have been trying for about 2 years now? Does folic acid help fertility?

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

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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?

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

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Can folic acid increase your fertility after Depo-Provera shot?

Not really: It is important to supplement Folic Acid when you are trying to conceive as this can reduce the risk of a pregnancy complication called neural tube defect. Folic acid itself, however, does not increase your fertility. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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Folate (Definition)

Folate is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more