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How many mcg of folic acid one should take in early pregnancy?

How many mcg of folic acid one should take in early pregnancy?

In general: taking prenatal vitamin wi 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid is recommended. But you may need higher doses if you or other relatives have had babies with spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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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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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...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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Missing folic acid, can periods come late?

Missing folic acid, can periods come late?

Do you mean that: You haven't been taking folic acid? That shouldn't make your period late. ...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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Does folic acid increase pregnancy chances?

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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Hello I am currently around 4 weeks pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins, with folic acid 1mg can the folic acid help prevent miscarriage?

Folic acid: Folic acid helps decrease the risk of birth defects and does this best if it is started before pregnancy. Since severe birth defects are a common reason for miscarriages, it could possibly also decrease the risk of miscarriage. At any rate, the decrease in birth defects alone is a good reason to be taking it. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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Lost pregnancy due to folic acid deficiency last year.Planning to conceive in September.my hb % is 11.8 now.any diet tips and can I use multivitamins?

More questions...: When you say you had a folic acid deficiency, how was that determined? Have you been checked for the MTHFR genetics to determine if you are able to utilize folate normally? This is a common genetic mutation. The answer is yes, you can take a multiple vitamin, and I wonder if all the questions have been addressed. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in taking 2 prenatal vitamins a day before conception to get extra folic acid.

No : there is no harm in taking two pills but don't take it too long if you are not going to get pregnant as it has iron and you dont want to take iron indefinitely as it accumulates in body if you don't need it ...Read more

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Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Can a women have acid reflux instead of morning sickness during pregnancy?

Acid Reflux: Pregnancy can potentially worsen pre-existing reflux or reflux symptoms can occur during pregnancy. The presence of acid reflux however does not necessarily mean that a person is pregnant . A person can have either or both symptoms during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When before conception should a woman start taking folic acid supplements?

When before conception should a woman start taking folic acid supplements?

Now!: If you are trying to conceive, you should start taking prenatal vitamins (containing folic acid) now. Folic acid prevents an abnormality in the fetus that can occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant, so it is a good idea to start the vitamins early. Neural tube defect risks escalate greatly with folate deficiency, and result in serious illness to the child. Start now! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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