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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can i take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?
I am 5 weeks pregnant.Is it safe to take 400mg of folic acid ontop of a prenatal pill & a DHA supplement? At different times of the day?
Safe: Perfectly safe. Doesnt matter if you take them together or separately. ...Read more
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
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
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