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What is the use of folic acid in general?

What is the use of folic acid in general?

Pregnancy/Anemia: 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

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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What is the role of folic acid during pregnancy?

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 more

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What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Nutritional aid: Prenatal vitamins contain the recommended daily vitamins and minerals that you will need during the pregnancy. These vitamins and minerals could also be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet every day. Unfortunately most of us are not that good at always eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements can help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

Folic acid health: Folic acid is naturally found in green leafy vegetables "foliage." in women Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects and in everyone is responsible for blood cell health and the production of the chemicals the brain needs to stay healthy. The "trimonoamines" dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine all require Folic Acid to be produced. Even dna requires Folic Acid to help turn genes on and off. ...Read more

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What would be the largest amount of folic acid that is safe to take?

What would be the largest amount of folic acid that is safe to take?

See details: There may be no real safety issues and the kidney excretes what the body cannot use. Imo, it is unnecessary to take doses above 2 mg daily. ...Read more

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What is the dose of folic acid to prevent all fetal malformations?

What is the dose of folic acid to prevent all fetal malformations?

5 mg.: Most of the severe (not all) fetal malformations can be prevented with preconceptional Folic Acid (for at least 3 months before conception). Expect 75% of cardiac defects and >90% of neural tube defects to be prevented thus. ...Read more

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What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

Toxicity to infant: Retinol is a a vitamin a derivative is great for your skin but can theoretically be damaging to your developing infant. Better to wait to use creams that contain retinoids until after delivery (safe with breast feeding). ...Read more

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What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

Class C drug: Teratogenic effects were not observed in animal studies; embryotoxic events were observed in some studies. It crosses the placenta; may cause respiratory depression and/or neonatal hemorrhage when used during pregnancy. Transdermal scopolamine has been used as an adjunct to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery without adverse CNS effects on the newborn. Avoid unless clearly indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach the ends of my hair in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to bleach the ends of my hair in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Bleaching or dyeing your hair is completely safe., but because of hormonal changes, your hair may not take coloring the way it would if not pregnant. So, bleach those ends, but don't neglect those roots as well! ...Read more

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What is the medical benefit of folic acid for pregnant women?

What is the medical benefit of folic acid for pregnant women?

Prevent Spina Bifida: Folic acid is extremely important during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, a condition in which the spinal vertebrae do not close properly and the spinal cord is not protected. There are several types of spina bifida, all of which can be prevented with folic acid. Folic acid is also important for making dna and development of the neurological system - especially the spinal cord and vertebrae. ...Read more

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What is the effect of Ampiclox in first trimester of pregnancy ?

What is the effect of Ampiclox in first trimester of pregnancy
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Relatively safe.: Ampiclox is Ampicillin + cloxacillin. Both of these are fda pregnancy category b. According to drugs.Com: there are no controlled data in human pregnancies; however, there are no literature reports of congenital abnormalities associated with it. Cloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.”. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of folic acid for baby?

Prevent spine defect: 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

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What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

5-25 %: Depending on how the studies have defined depression (major versus minor, etc.) and whether postpartum depression has been included in that definition, the incidence has been estimated at anywhere from 5-25%. If there are any concerns about possible depression, have a conversation with your provider. ...Read more

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What is the use of the beta hCG test for pregnency?

What is the use of the beta hCG test for pregnency?

Info: It gives the doc an idea about how far along a pt is and also you can gage when to do a sonogram to see the baby. ...Read more

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What is the amount of Folic acid needed per day during pregnancy? is this amount the same for all women or it depends on some conditions?

What is the amount of Folic acid needed per day during pregnancy? is this amount the same for all women or it depends on some conditions?

Folic Acid: If there is a family hx of neural tube defects than higher folic acid levels may be recommended. Most women should get 600 mcg each day when pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the safest amount of alcohol I can drink in pregnancy?

What is the safest amount of alcohol I can drink in pregnancy?

None: No level of alcohol exposure has been found safe for a fetus. Alcohol easily crosses the placenta into the developing fetus and is broken down into byproducts like formaldehyde, which is toxic to tissue. There is likely some periods ( before the brain is formed) where exposure has less effect on that organ.Yet the total effect adds up over time. ...Read more

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What is the use of Duphaston 10mg during pregnancy?

What is the use of Duphaston 10mg during pregnancy?

Progestin: Dydrogesterone is a steroidal progestin used for Progesterone deficiency. It has reportedly been used off –label for threatened abortion & “habitual” abortion. ...Read more

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