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Should I be concerned about forgetting to take my folic acid multiple times?

Should I be concerned about forgetting to take my folic acid multiple times?

No: We are all busy and forget to take our vitamins sometimes. However, because Folic Acid is so important for health of pregnant women and prevention of birth defects in babies, steps should be taken to remember to take it as directed. Placing vitamins out of reach of children but within view of the pregnant woman is one possible solution. Another is to use an app for reminders. Family can help, too. ...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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Can i take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Can i take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Depends: Stay away from folic acid. Use metafolin instead, and 400-800 mcg once a day is enough. I usually do not recommend that much biotin unless there is a reason. Do not overdose on vitamins. ...Read more

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Is 5mg of folic acid 3 times a day harmful with clomid (clomiphene)?

Is 5mg of folic acid 3 times a day harmful with clomid (clomiphene)?

Possibly: That is an incredible high dose. The recommended dose is 0.4 mg (or 400 mcg) with a history of as neural tube defect the recommended dose is 4 mg once daily. ...Read more

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What can I do to conceive fast I am taking folic acid pills already since January 2014 my period is some times irregular please help I'm desperate?

Relax: Eat a healthy diet with 6 equal meals. Monitor vagainal mucous. When it strings between thumb and finger conditions are idea for intercourse. Make sure 25-vit D3 is normal. Take a complete prenatal with methyl folate, (folic acid) iron and zinc. Lower stress, sleep 8 hours, and move through the day to make sure you have good circulation to entire body. ...Read more

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Am on my period can I continue to take my folic acid B12 couse I wanna get pregnant?

Am on my period can I continue to take my folic acid B12  couse I wanna get pregnant?

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 more

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I'm starting folic acid... Which is the best kind to take or does it matter as long as its folic acid? The kind I have is 400 mg?

Folate (folic acid) is best: Over folic acid. Folate is methylated and thus easily absorbed by a population of people who have a genetic mutation called MTHFR. There is a B12 w/folate that melts under the tongue available. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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