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What does ferrous sulfate + folic acid do to pregnant women? Can it help lessen nausea?

What does ferrous sulfate + folic acid do to pregnant women? Can it help lessen nausea?

Prenatal vitamins: Iron(ferrous sulf) and Folic Acid are in a prenatal vitamin for supporting normal blood count and supporting proper fetal nerve development. They do not work for nausea or morning sickness. Try increasing fluids and ginger as a remedy. ...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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Can folic acid help with pregnancy?

Can folic acid help with pregnancy?

Yes: 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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What does folic acid do during pregnancy?

What does folic acid do during pregnancy?

Fewer birth defects: Folic acid has been shown to lower the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida in babies. Since the nervous system develops early on, it's important to take Folic Acid as early as possible in your pregnancy. Ideally, women who want to or could get pregnant should take Folic Acid before they conceive. ...Read more

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Does intake of natural folic acid help in conception?

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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How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

Several benefits: Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors. ...Read more

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What role does fersolate and folic acid plays in pregnancy?

Growth/development: It is essential for the growth and development of the central nervous system as well as the overall baby's development. ...Read more

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How can I get folic acid during pregnancy?

How can I get folic acid during pregnancy?

Supplements: Most prenatal vitamins have Folic Acid in them. You can take additional folate (folic acid) supplements found in the pharmacy or health food store. It is also found in breakfast cereals, enriched breads, orange juice and veggies for dietary sources. ...Read more

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How much metafolin and methylcobalamin can you take when trying to conceive?I have to take4mg of folic acid but isn'tmetafolin better? Can I take both

How much metafolin and methylcobalamin can you take when trying to conceive?I have to take4mg of folic acid but isn'tmetafolin better? Can I take both

No data: Folic acid is frequently recommended because in some studies women taking it had a lower chance of having a baby with spinal problems. A higher dose, such as 4 mg is used if there is a factor that hinders Folic Acid acid metabolism. An example would be certain seizure medications. Metafolin is the natural form of Folic Acid but there are no studies to see if it prevents spinal problems. ...Read more

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How many folic acid tablets can you take in a day?

Depends on mg's: of the tablets. If there is a history of neural tube defects than your doctor may prescribe a higher level of folic acid if you desire to become pregnant. ...Read more

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How to reduce acid when pregnant?

How to reduce acid when pregnant?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Very common problem. Take Tums or maalox. If those don't work it ok to takd some tagamet (cimetidine) or prilosec. All are otc now. ...Read more

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I'm taking prenatals, reproductive health, and pregnitude will it they help me get pregnant and can I get sick from to much folic acid ?

I'm taking prenatals, reproductive health, and pregnitude will it they help me get pregnant and can I get sick from to much folic acid ?

They help: I always suggest healthy lifestyles, including supplements. Still, you need to track ovulation and time intercourse. Get tested when not pregnant after 6-12 mo based on age. ...Read more

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Will folate deficiency cause miscarriage? If we take folic acid before pregnancy will it reduce the chance of miscarriage?Pls hlp dr

Will folate deficiency cause miscarriage? If we take folic acid before pregnancy will it reduce the chance of miscarriage?Pls hlp dr

Possibly ; yes: Research shows folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of early miscarriage by 50%, yet most women who are folate (folic acid) deficient will not have a miscarriage. But since folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of neural tube birth defects it's wise for all women who might become pregnant to take Folic Acid (or the l-5-mthf form for the 1/3 of people who have trouble converting folc acid to folate (folic acid)).It will reduce risk. ...Read more

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How long does it take ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have cholestasis of pregnancy?

How long does it take ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have cholestasis of pregnancy?

Not long.: Ursodiol can pretty quickly decrease the bile acid levels in cases of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, however the pruritius may continue until Hydroxyzine is taken. ...Read more

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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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In what way is folic acid beneficial to your health?

Required for DNA: Folic acid is used by the body in the manufacture of dna, so you need it for your own normal metabolism. It is well known that a normal level of Folic Acid in the body decreases the risk for neural tube defects (spina bifida) in babies. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Folvite (Definition)

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