Folic Acid-pg69

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Nadia - August 23

I had miscarriage in March. Since April I am taking folic acid 1 mg instead of 0.4. We do not try to concieve right now, but probably soon and my question is can I continue with the folic acid (1 mg) or I should decrease it. Also I know it's recommended to take it 3 months before you get pregnant what about more than 3 months? Thank you in advance!

 

Ellen - August 19

The best way to get a true answer to your question regarding the amount you should be taking would be to ask you health care provider. I started taking a prenatal vitamin (with added folic acid) about 6 months before I got pregnant. It does not hurt to increase your intake before pregnancy so there is nothing to worry about on that front... but, since your vitamin intake is so important - especially in the first trimester - I would recomend taking a full prenatal (which would include the Folic acid needed) starting as soon as you decide to start trying to get pregnant. Good luck

 

HONEY - August 21

I asked my midwife this very same question! She told me that the longer you been taking it the better, although as long as you have been taking it preconceptually then you are doing the best for your baby. You can stop taking it at 12 weeks.

 

val - August 22

i have always taken 1mg of folic acid throughout my four pregnancies and my children are especially healthy. This is very important if your families have a history of neural tube defects

 

brucen - August 23

It is recommended that all women of childbearing age who may become pregnant take Folic Acid. So you can not take it too early.

 

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