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Does intake of natural folic acid help in conception?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

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.

In brief: No

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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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: NO

Folate (folic acid) from any source is very important for good pregnancy health but does not affect fertility/conception at all.

In brief: NO

Folate (folic acid) from any source is very important for good pregnancy health but does not affect fertility/conception at all.
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