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folic acid helped???

im not yet pregnant but im planning to very soon.
did the folic acid will help me to get pregnant also?

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joaniane

Asked by joaniane at 12:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • no i dont believe it actually HELPS you get pregnant...
    BUT it is very good to take, start taking 3 months before you conceive , new studies show to start taking it one year before conceiving to prevent pre-term labor. but at least 3 months to prevent the neural tube defects.
    if you eat a lot of leafy greens and foods with folate or folic acid then your doing good. many people dont start taking prenatals until they find out they are pregnant.
    codysmama2609

    Answer by codysmama2609 at 1:36 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • It won't help you get pregnant. But it will get you in a rountine of taking it everyday, so the moment you get pregnant, the baby is getting that folic acid. It's just one of the extra vitamins that good for a baby. They say a women trying to get pregnant, should be taking folic acid and her prenatal vitamin everyday!
    good luck to you!
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 4:50 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • It doesn't help you concieve, it helps prevent many birth defects. I would start taking it immediately if your trying to concieve.
    nellyb118

    Answer by nellyb118 at 10:52 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

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