Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Beneficial To Take Ferrous Salt With Folic Acid While Pregnant

Share

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


2

2
Is it okay to take a multivitamin containing folic acid while also taking a folic acid vitamin?

Is it okay to take a multivitamin containing folic acid while also taking a folic acid vitamin?

Yes.: When supplementing, it is wise to use a multi-vitamin/mineral as well. This is because taking one item, at the exclusion of others, can create a deficiency. For example, when using B12 one should take it along with b-complex so as not to correct one problem but then create another problem somewhere else. Another option is to use an adaptogen or adaptogen complex to correct or prevent deficiencies. ...Read more

3

3
Why is it good to take folic acid while pregnant?

Why is it good to take folic acid while pregnant?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is it okay for everyone to be taking folic acid?

Is it okay for everyone  to be taking folic acid?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it safe to take ferrous salt while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ferrous salt while pregnant?

Yes: This is an iron supplement and your multivitamin will have some in it. If you are still anemic your doctor may ask you to take additional iron supplements. Do not take unless your doctor tells you to take. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Hi, he is good to take the prenatal multivitamin/multi mineral with folic acid while you're trying to conceive?

Hi, he is good to take the prenatal multivitamin/multi mineral with folic acid while you're trying to conceive?

Multivitamins: yes. You want to make sure you have a balanced diet of a variety of vegetables, fruits and protein from free range chicken, ocean kind cut fish and grass fed beef once a week. ...Read more

8

8
Is it safe to take iron pills along with prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Is it safe to take iron pills along with prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Yes: It is ok to take iron in addition to your prenatal vitamins, but you only need the extra iron if you are anemic. Your doctor will check your hemoglobin and will tell you if you need extra iron. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is it safe to take a folic acid supplement along with a regular multivitamin?

Yes!: Yes, it is often taken in addition. Some women at high risk of certain birth defects are advised to take even higher doses of Folic Acid to decrease the risk. The vitamin is water soluble so any extra will wash out of the body easily. There are no harmful risks even in pregnancy. Only benefits. ...Read more

10

10
Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active folic acid, and works by interacting with receptors in brain, but non-active folate can counteract the benefits by flooding and blocking the cellular receptors. Yes safe but could blunt the intended Deplin effect. Can benefit with doc discussion. ...Read more

11

11
Is it ok to take folate instead of folic acid in a vitamin?

Is it ok to take folate instead of folic acid in a vitamin?

You say potato...: Yes, perhaps you've heard the song. Folate (folic acid) and Folic acid are synonyms, meaning they are two words for the exact same thing. Folate (folic acid) is the term used by chemists by convention, Folic acid is a more non specific term but the chemical is identical. Either way, it's all good. ...Read more

13

13
Is it possible to take too much folate (folic acid) (in pill form) before and during pregnancy?

Folic acid: Hi, the maximum recommended dose for Folic acid is 4 mg, but folic acid is water soluble vitamin and can be easily excreted from kidneys unless you have pernicious anemia. ...Read more

14

14
Is there any harm in taking too much folate (folic acid) acid while trying to concieve?

Is there any harm in taking too much folate (folic acid) acid while trying to concieve?

Folate/folic acid: Is a b vitamin found in green leafy veggies, beans, peas, sunflower seeds, & supplements. Taken before & during pregnancy it helps prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. Od symptoms may include numbness/tingling, mouth/tongue pain, weakness, tired feeling confusion, or trouble concentrating, but od unlikely since it's water-soluble & removed from body in urine. 600-800 mcg/d usual dose. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is it safe to take a DHA omega supplement along with my prenatal vitamin while I'm pregnant?

Is it safe to take a DHA omega supplement along with my prenatal vitamin while I'm pregnant?

Highly recommended: Congratulations! It is not only safe to take DHA supplements during pregnancy but highly recommended, as DHA is important for the formation of your baby's brains and eyes. Prenatal vitamins are helpful too, but each does not reduce need for the other. Look for DHA that's purified and guaranteed to be free of mercury. Best brand include Carlson, Nordic Naturals, Barlean's and Life Extension. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Landi
498 doctors shared insights

Folvite (Definition)

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