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Just found out I am pregnant and the dr. prescribed folic acid to take?

I do not know much about taking folic acid?? Is there any concerns with taking it??

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rachaelcc

Asked by rachaelcc at 12:11 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No concerns. Folic acid is a b vitamin necessary to proper fetal development.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 12:13 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • nope it will keep your baby healthy and prevent many medical conditions.
    Aries46845

    Answer by Aries46845 at 12:14 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • No concerns at all - Folic acid in early pregnancy is shown to help prevent neural tube defects (Spina Bifida, for example.) Congratulations!!
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 12:14 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Nope, no concerns, sometimes a prenatal is enough, some doctors just also prescribe it on it's own as well.
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:14 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • It's VERY recommended during pregnancy.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:22 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Folic acid is essential to proper growth and developement of the baby. It will not hurt you or the baby. All women TTC should be taking folic acid daily.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:24 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Folic Acid will help the development of your baby, as well as keep your iron levels up so you or the baby do not become anemic. You should take it every day. Sometimes folic acid can make you feel nausea or add to it. If that happens just take the vitamin at night before bed.
    October_Rayne

    Answer by October_Rayne at 12:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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