No Folic Acid

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Jaynie Dowdy - November 6

Hi there. I am 30 years old and just found out I am pregnant. I think I could be 9 weeks. I have not had any folic acid intake. Hardly any green stuff, no orange juice, nada!! I have to go to the dr. next week, but everything I have read says you need to have folic acid before and especially during the first 20 days of gestation to perhaps avoid serious issues such as spina bifida. Is there anyone out there who has had this expierence? I am very concerned. please let me know. thanks

 

maya - November 6

there was a time not too long ago when supplements did not exist. and many women were pregnant and delivered healthy babies.

 

Kelsey - November 6

I think you'll do yourself more harm than good stressing over what you didn't do - don't be so hard on yourself - you didn't know. Get on a good prenatal pill if you haven't already. Many women in their first tri-mester can't even stomach food, but if you're on a prenantal, you'll be ok. Don't lose sleep over it.

 

Melissa - November 7

Start taking it now but don't stress.. friend who took it miscarried a baby with spina bifida at 20 weeks and others who took none had healthy babies. Good luck with it! Just enjoy the experience !

 

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