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Will taking folic acid help me get pregnant?

Will taking folic acid help me get pregnant?

No: But pregnant women need Folic Acid for pregnancies to develop normally, so keep on taking it if you are trying to get pregnant. ...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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Will taking folic acid enhance me getting pregnant quickly? Can i get it over-the-counter

Will taking folic acid enhance me getting pregnant quickly? Can i get it over-the-counter

No: But you should do it anyway. Prenatal vitamins and folate (folic acid) are very important in having the healthiest pregnancy you can, but they do not in any way affect how soon you conceive. ...Read more

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I'm taking prenatals, reproductive health, and pregnitude will it they help me get pregnant and can I get sick from to much folic acid ?

I'm taking prenatals, reproductive health, and pregnitude will it they help me get pregnant and can I get sick from to much folic acid ?

They help: I always suggest healthy lifestyles, including supplements. Still, you need to track ovulation and time intercourse. Get tested when not pregnant after 6-12 mo based on age. ...Read more

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If i take a vitamin with DHA & folic acid while im on the Depo-Provera shot can I get pregnant ! please help me get pregnant !

If i take a vitamin with DHA & folic acid while im on the Depo-Provera  shot can I get pregnant ! please help me get pregnant !

See your doc: I don't understand why you are on the depo shot (birth control) if you want to get pregnant. You should see your practitioner and discuss what your health issues are and your pregnancy plan. Make an informed choice and be prepared. ...Read more

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Im trying to get pregnant im taking 5mg folic acid do i have to take half of the tablet?

Im trying to get pregnant im taking 5mg folic acid do i have to take half of the tablet?

1/2 of a 1 mg!: The recommended dose for neural tube defect prevention in pregnancy is 400 micrograms, or 0.4 mg/milligrams. A 5 mg tablet is 5000 micrograms. You need to find the 400 microgram tablets or find the 1 mg and take 1/2 of that! ...Read more

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Sex monday morning ovulate thurs but pain monday afternoon taking folic acid could i hav ovulated early? An get caught pregnant hubby away the week ty

Sex monday morning ovulate thurs but pain monday afternoon taking folic acid could i hav ovulated early? An get caught pregnant hubby away the week ty

Fertility: I am sure you do not need a physician to tell you that the week you are ovulating is the week you become pregnant from sperm left in the vagina. Of course this sexual event could lead to pregnancy. You had sex during the days you are most likely to become pregnant which are the five days leading up to ovulation. If you are pregnant then it will be your lover and not your husbands. ...Read more

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I should use folic acid daily to get pregnant?

Folic acid: Absolutely! All women of childbearing age should get at least . 4 mg of folic acid daily to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. There also is evidence that it may prevent Down' Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Any multivitamin even gummies and Flinstones will have the right amount. It is important to start before any pregnancy and especially in the early weeks of pregnancy ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant can i use folic acid?

I am trying to get pregnant can i use folic  acid?

You SHOULD take it: Folic acid is recommended for women contemplating pregnancy. The recommended dose for neural tube defect prevention in pregnancy is 400 micrograms, or 0.4 mg/milligrams daily. All women thinking of pregnancy should be taking this as part of their prenatal vitamin package. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Folvite (Definition)

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