Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?

Yes. your prenatal vitamins do not have anything to do with getting pregnant or not. They are just there to support the needs for extra vitamins and minerals during pregnancy. If you are on Birth control, you should not get pregnant.

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I don't plan on getting pregnant right now, and I am using birth control. Do I still need to take folic acid?

No. It's important to get Folic Acid in your diet (from leafy green vegetables) for heart health but you don't need to take supplemen.Ts now. Once you are getting ready to try to get pregnant, it is important to start taking folate (folic acid) (800 mcg). Folate (folic acid) deficiency has been shown to increase the possibility of spina bifida, which is an opening in a baby's spine. There is no harm in taking folate (folic acid) any time. Read more...
Not a bad idea. Folic acid/folate helps your body to have enough stores in place for when you get pregnant. Being on prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate when you get pregnant has been shown to lower your risks of having certain types of birth defects (call neural tube defects). Read more...
Yes! Birth control pills have been shown to interfere with the metabolism & absorption of folate (folic acid) & also appear to increase need for b6 & b12. I advise all women on the pill to take a quality b complex. Women who became pregnant within 6 months of stopping the pill had a higher incidence of folate (folic acid) deficiency. See http://www.1flesh.Org/the-pill-and-your-vitamins/. Read more...

I want to get pregnant, my depo shot is due on sep.1, I am taking folic acid, I should start taking prenatal vitamins now or after my depo is due?

Abs. You can take your prenatal if you wish. The real issue is the deli. It may take several months for the hormones to regulate. So it may take a while to get pregnant or you may get pregnant right away. . Read more...

Motherisk said 5 mg folic acid before conception Dr. Said don't need until pregnant. Any harmful if I 2x on prenatal vitamins so I get 2mg?

Too late. you got to take folic acid before pregnancy. Neural tube is formed very early before you know that you are pregnant. to prevent neural tube defects you need to start on folic acid when you plan on getting pregn. You have several other issues. If you like you can make appointment. Our emphasis is on treating causes like asthma sinus issues and muscular issues. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Read more...

I'm taking prenatal vitamins, it contains 0.8 mg of folic acid. I heard that you need 1-5mg... Is that enough folic acid? Trying to get pregnant

Should be enough but. Folic acid is important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in your baby. For most people 0.8 mg is perfectly adequate. However, about 1/3 of people have genetic problems converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) so it may be prudent to take that form of folic acid. Read more...

What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha, vit d, etc? .thanks

Many brands ok. Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended. Read more...