Is 6mg folic acid too much for first trimester?

More than enough. 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.

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What will happen if I didn't take enough folic acid before my first trimester?

Usually nothing. A lot of women are deficient in Folic Acid and have normal pregnancies and deliveries, however Folic Acid has been proven to prevent preterm birth, open neural tube defects and cardiac anomalies in the fetus. Take 1-5 mg daily for your whole reproductive life! Read more...

I'm pregnant and never take folic acid, I'm in my first trimester can I start to take it now?

Yes. Congratulations! Folic Acid significantly reduces the chance of your baby having neural tube defects, a common form of birth defect. It's esp. Important in the first weeks of pregnancy, which is why it is wise for all women who might become pregnant to take it regularly. Please start today to get maximum benefits. Biotin, less heralded, also reduces birth defects. Look for a prenatal with biotin. Read more...

I missed taking my folic acid tablet in the first trimester of my pregnancy. My 3rd month scan report is normal. Will the missed tablets have any effect on my baby?

Unlikely Any Problem. Vitamins promoted in pregnancy based on limited data & because cheap, concern for possibly poor diet choices/variety & showing care (even if of low to no value). For most people in 1st world countries eating a variety of food & with food abundance, (even though public given lots of bad food advice for decades; e.g. Lookup: dietdoctor, taubes, attia, lustig) vitamin deficiencies are rare. Read more...
No harm done. Folic acid reduces the chances of neural tube defects, a common birth defect, but we also get folate (folic acid) from our diet so the vast majority of those who don't take it still do fine. While it is wise to take Folic Acid to minimize risk, billions of healthy babies have been born over countless generations before Folic Acid tablets existed. Your baby was not harmed by your not supplementing. Read more...
Probably not. Folate (folic acid) is great to take in the first trimester but isn't essential to normal pregnancy. If you only missed one dose, that's not significant. Folate (folic acid) is necessary for rapidly growing cells and continuing now is a good plan. Read more...

How many cups of water should a pregnant drinks per day and what food is recommended for her in the 1st trimester of pregnancy? Is folic acid required?

Look up MTHFR! 84% of women actually require l-methylfolate instead of regular Folic Acid during pregnancy due to the mthfr gene mutation. This means your body is not able to make the mono amines: serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, and norepinephrine. The little amount that you can make i s actually blocked by high dose folic acid. Neevodha is the only prenatal i know of that presently has l-methylfolate in it. Read more...
Stay healthy, During pregnancy, for starters, 5-6 eight-ounce glasses of water will do. As for foods, if the expectant mother is a healthy eater normally, she can usually continue her current diet, avoiding uncooked/undercooked meats and fish. Folic acid is highly recommended, to prevent neural tube defects. Folic acid should be taken during 1month before conception and for 3 months after conception. Read more...