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Is It Beneficial To Take Ferrous Salt With Folic Acid While Pregnant
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
Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?
Which form: Which forms the vitamins are can matter. For example, B6 comes inactive and also active. The active form of B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Too much inactive B6 can actually block active B6 from the B6 receptor, creating symptoms of B6 deficiency. Folic acid is synthetic, and too much can be bad also. Methylfolate and folinic acid are what one should take during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent birth defect: Folic acid is well proven to prevent a relatively common birth defect known as neural tube defects which affect the spine. It is especially important to take Folic Acid in the first weeks of pregnancy, so anyone who might become pregnant should take it even before they know they are pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe, and generally recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 7 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I took the Multivitamins + Minerals. Can I still take folic acid 400 gms?
Yes: I am sure you mean folic acid 400 mcg. Hopefully your multivitamin already contains folic acid, as it is most important the first few weeks of pregnancy, but there is no harm and potential benefit to taking larger amounts. About one third of people have difficulty converting folic acid to L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF), the active form, so it is wise to take the L-5-MTHF form. ...Read more
I am 19wks pregnant & i take pregnacare which contains 400mcg & an extra 5mg folic acid. Will that harm my baby?
How many micrograms of folic acid should I take with mthfr before I'm pregnant and after? Can you get too much folic acid?
I have hair pills that have folic acid in them.Is it ok for me to take them for trying to get pregnant until i finish the bottle?
Folic acid in preg.: Women need at least 1 mg of Folic Acid per day to minimize the possiblity of birth defects in their children. Ideally the Folic Acid should be taken starting before the pregnancy. I am concerned that the Folic Acid in your supplement would be bioavailable in this case. ...Read more
I have used folic acid for three month.How much shall I use to conceive? Is it ok if i stop using now or i must take it daily till i get pregnant?
Keep taking: Taking Folic Acid doesn't help you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, it decreases the risk that your baby will have a defect of the brain and/or spine (called a neural tube defect.) since a tremendous amount of development goes on before you even know you are pregnant, taking it while you are trying to conceive will allow your baby to have the benefit during that critical time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is amoxapen safe at pregnancy? If I am taking iron and folic acid is ok to take amoxapen I am 6 months pregnant
No human data.: If you are referring to the anti-depressant "amoxapine", then there is no human data. However, experimental animal studies did not show an increase in congenital anomalies. We always weigh risks and benefits when prescribing medications. For instance, if you become so depressed that you cannot take care of yourself during pregnancy, then the benefit of the medication definitely outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial answer: I don't understand the "wen ttc" part of your question, but can say that both Folic Acid and iron are safe during pregnancy. Iron is sometimes recommended if you have severe anemia during pregnancy. Folic acid helps prevent some birth defects, but is best started before pregnancy. An informative iphone app resource on this and other prevention issues is my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe to take folic acid and B12 every day and esp. wise to take folic acid regularly before you become pregnant. Over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting folic acid to the active form L-5_MTHF so consider a supplement that contains L-5-MTHF. Also eat foods high in folate- see http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=63 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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