Will folate deficiency cause miscarriage? If we take folic acid before pregnancy will it reduce the chance of miscarriage? Pls hlp dr

Possibly ; yes. Research shows folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of early miscarriage by 50%, yet most women who are folate (folic acid) deficient will not have a miscarriage. But since folate (folic acid) deficiency increases risk of neural tube birth defects it's wise for all women who might become pregnant to take Folic Acid (or the l-5-mthf form for the 1/3 of people who have trouble converting folc acid to folate (folic acid)).It will reduce risk.

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Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Yes please OBGyn. The first three months are crucial mother is weaving the baby and brain formation with spinal cord so Folic Acid is very critical so not only can lead to all kind to neural tube defects and endangerment of major brain disorders spina bifida but also life threatening please have regular antenatal clinic if she does not like tabs they have high folate (folic acid) diets with supplements. Read more...
Sure. Folate (folic acid) is essential for rapidly replicating tissues, such as the early embryo and placenta. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can certainly increase your chances of early pregnancy failure - in fact folate (folic acid) antagonist Methotrexate is used for that specific reason in cases of ectopic pregnancy. Take 1-5 mg Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life! Read more...

Found out unknown cause folate deficiency-rX 5mg folic acid tabs, how long before replenished? When to retest? Causes? VIT D borderline deficient too

Folate (folic acid) deficiency . Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by nutritional deficiency, medications, chronic diseases or frequent use of tanning beds. 5mg of folate (folic acid) is often used to treat deficiency. Usually 4 months of treatment is needed, then dose can be reduced. Levels may be rechecked after 2 a 4 months. . Read more...

Lost pregnancy due to folic acid deficiency last year. Planning to conceive in September. My hb % is 11.8 now. Any diet tips and can I use multivitamins?

More questions... When you say you had a folic acid deficiency, how was that determined? Have you been checked for the MTHFR genetics to determine if you are able to utilize folate normally? This is a common genetic mutation. The answer is yes, you can take a multiple vitamin, and I wonder if all the questions have been addressed. Read more...

Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?

No evidence. I had never heard this but searched and found many forums where people said they had heard this, but I could find NO research that shows this is actually true and can not think of why it would be. I did find a study showing women who got pregnant within 6 months of miscarriage had better outcomes. Folic acid does not increase chance of twins but decreases chance of miscarriage & birth defects. Read more...

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 more...
No. MTHFR is not associated with miscarriage, but other genes may be. Do you not want more folic acid. On the contrary, you want to stop all folic acid and instead replace it with a mix of methylfolate and folinic acid. Read more...

What would cause folate (folic acid) deficiency in an 18 y/o male?

Inadequate diet. This is caused by not eating enough foods rich in folate: dark leafy greens (spinach), beans & lentils, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.You can also obtain folate from supplements, though most supps have folic acid, a synthetic form you need to convert to folate. 1/3 of people can't make that conversion & thus should take l-5-mthf. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. Read more...