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Mcbm 69 During Pregnancy Folic Acid
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
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
Probably: I'm not sure if the vitamins you are taking are specifically pre-natal vitamins; it is good they contain iron. You should compare a label of pre-natal vitamins with what you are taking to make sure they are roughly identical. Probably don't need two! The folic acid is fine. You likely don't need the vitamin C as it is probably in your multiple/pre-natal. Too much can be harmful. Best wishes:) ...Read more
Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. The recommended dosage is 0.4-0.8mcg for women with low risk. Supplementation should begin at least 1 month before conception and continued throughout the first trimester. ...Read more
Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...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
No, however...: I know of no evidence that this dose would be harmful. The recommended intake for women planning/during pregnancy is 600 mcg. Authorities have set an "upper tolerable limit" of 1000 mcg but this isn't because higher levels are proven dangerous but because it could mask B12 deficiency. However, 30% of people have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form 5-mthf, so taking that form is optimal. ...Read more
Any drug causing: birth defects is separate from taking a supplement to support neurological development in pregnancy. Most supplements don't and aren't designed to prevent against birth defects. If you are concerned about this, discuss it with your OB/GYN doctor, and get a full evaluation of what you're taking, and what your concerns are. So, you can have piece of mind. Taking too much folic acid is not wise too. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe, and generally recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Taking Lexapro 10 mg lamotrigine 200mg ,seroquel 100 mg pregnant 5 weeks taking 1 prenatale and folic acid 800mcg is that enough folic acid ?
More than enough: The CDC recommends that pregnant women take 400 micrograms per day of folic acid to give a 70% reduction in neural tube defects. They occur most commonly in the Irish ethnic population. You state that you are taking a prenatal vitamin. It probably contains the right amount of folic acid in it. Check the label and if it does then you can stop taking one of your pills! ...Read more
Numerous: Taking Folic Acid before getting pregnant & just after pregnancy is as important as maintaining it's use right through 9 months and on into breastfeeding. Folate (folic acid) protects or reduces the chance of many congenital malformations including spina bifida, congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, & urinary tract abnormalities. May reduce miscarriage and early delivery, placenta changes too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most do.: Most of them do.Get a more detailed answer ›
3 months: Recommendation is to start 3months before ttc. ...Read more
28yrs female, high bp, sle , uric acid taking hcqs, zyloric, met XL 50mg, folitrax. First pregnancy failed, second pregnancy chances good or bad?
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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