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Whats Folic Acid And Why Do I Need It In Pregnancy
Folic acid: Folic acid is found in many foods and is a part of the b-complex group of vitamins. Deficiency can cause several problems but the severe ones occur with pregnancy and can cause birth defects in the developing fetus. Mothers who take adequate Folic Acid and other supplements while they are pregnant have babies that have a much lower rate of certain birth defects. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (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
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?
I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if i need to take any other medication. Thanks?
Not usually: Unless your OB has done blood work and advised other medications (such as thyroid, iron, etc.), then no, Folic Acid is really the only thing you should make sure you are taking. It would be fine to add a prenatal vitamin/multivitamin along with it. Just as long as you are getting 1 mg of Folic Acid a day, you should be fine. ...Read more
Can i harm my unborn by taking too much folic acid . ? My previous pregnancy was terminated because ntd. So i know I do need a little more folic acid
Take 4-5 mg daily.: There is no such thing a too much Folic Acid - your body does not store the excess folic acid, it is excreted in your urine like all water-soluble vitamins of the b complex. I agree with dr. Livingston's advice for at least 4-5 mg daily of Folic Acid with a prior ontd. Folate prevents autism, preterm birth, miscarriage, fetal cardiac and brain anomalies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?
Please ask: Your OB or the person who is going to do you delivery and follow their recommendations since they may say something different than me i a sure u can call the office and ask the nurse these ?S or make a list to ask your OB at your next visit. ...Read more
First pregnancy fine, second with preclampsia, now on asprin and folic acid for the third pregnancy since conception, to i need any further medicines?
Does mthfr cause miscarriage? I know i need to increase my folic acid but some dr's prescribe aspirin for pregnancy. My dr says no
Likely, no: New data has shown that a diagnosis of mthfr mutation is not a likely culprit for miscarriage. New recommendations from the american college of ob/gyn state: screening homocysteine levels or (mthfr) is not recommended, b/c mthfr has not been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Folic acid is always a good idea in pregnancy. A baby Aspirin for women with unexplained miscarriages, also good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having folic acid iron and vitamin b, is it okay to have a vaccination for anti cervical cancer prevention? Whats the effect for pregnancy?
The HPV vaccine: Is usually given to adolescent girls (and boys) to prevent transmission of the viruses causing cervix and other cancers. It likely has not been tested during pregnancy, so it may lack proof of sfty to developing embyo/fetus. The vitamins are not an issue for either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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