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I'm trying to conceive my first baby since october and i started taking folic acid then. Is that ok or should I wait til I am actually pregnant?

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Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ok

Keep taking.

In brief: Ok

Keep taking.
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Perfect

Folic acid (vitamin b9) supplements should be taken prior to conception.
Best evidence shows a benefit when taken up to 3 months prior to pregnancy. Normal dose is .4 to .8 mg/day & is found in most prenatal vitamins. Women who have a pregnancy affected by spina bifida or any neural tube defect should take higher doses (4 mg/day). I hope that helps, take care.

In brief: Perfect

Folic acid (vitamin b9) supplements should be taken prior to conception.
Best evidence shows a benefit when taken up to 3 months prior to pregnancy. Normal dose is .4 to .8 mg/day & is found in most prenatal vitamins. Women who have a pregnancy affected by spina bifida or any neural tube defect should take higher doses (4 mg/day). I hope that helps, take care.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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