How can I get folic acid during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins. The recommended amount which is 1 mg (1, 000 mcg) is hard to get via diet. A good prenatal has other nutrients that are helpful. Look for a vitamin without dyes. If you don't respond well to regular Folic Acid try methyl folate (folic acid). Methyl cobalamine is the best form of b-12.
Supplements. Most prenatal vitamins have Folic Acid in them. You can take additional folate (folic acid) supplements found in the pharmacy or health food store. It is also found in breakfast cereals, enriched breads, orange juice and veggies for dietary sources.

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Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins? Am 6 weeks pregnant

Yes. Congratulations. Pregancare Max is an excellent prenatal vitamin. I am impressed that it has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) and also DHA. It is ideal to start it before you become pregnant as the folate (folic acid) is esp. important in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy but hopefully you have gotten adequate folate (folic acid) from your diet You will still benefit from starting it as soon as possible. Read more...

What is the role of folic acid during pregnancy?

Prevent defects. Folic acid is a b vitamin. It helps prevent babies from getting neural tube defects (like spina bifida). Ideally it should be started before you start trying to get pregnant because the baby's spinal cord forms before you even miss a period. Folic acid also helps in the production of red blood cells. Read more...
Numerous. Taking Folic Acid before getting pregnant & just after pregnancy is as important as maintaining it's use right through 9 months and on into breastfeeding. Folate (folic acid) protects or reduces the chance of many congenital malformations including spina bifida, congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, & urinary tract abnormalities. May reduce miscarriage and early delivery, placenta changes too. Read more...
Prevention. 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. Read more...

Which is the best folic acid during pregnancy.?

Any . They are all the same so just find one you like. Take at least 1 mg per day. Read more...
Article. This is a very good article about folate: pediatrics vol. 104 no. 2 august 1, 1999 pp. 325 -327 american academy of pediatrics folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects. Read more...

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...

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

You decide. Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600 micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg). According to the old guideline 2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will assist your decision-making in this respect. Read more...