Folic acid and pregnancy vits

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by flowers2014, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. flowers2014

    flowers2014 Active Member

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    I understand you should have folic acid in the first 3 months but can you have it after too? Otherwise I will have too many left I guess.

    Another thing is I saw a brand called Valupak and they had folic acid in a pink labelled box. But they also had something called Pregnancy Food Supplement in the same colour so I assumed they were both folic acid but after I realised the Pregnancy Food Supplement doesn't seem like it's folic acid as it has loads of ingredients in it. Is that for the later months?
     
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    RaeRae90 Well-Known Member

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    Folic acid is good for iron absorption so just finish your pack! I plan to take it all the way through!
     
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    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    you can either tqake a pregnacny all in one vitqamin suppliment or take folic acid seperatly but ensure you also take vitamin d and get a good balenced diet. there is no harm to taking a pregnancy supplimetn throughout pregnancy i took my preg vits up to 25 weeks and then decide3d to just control using diet i think the first 3 months are the most important to take the folic acid due to neural tube defect prevention.xx
     
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    Maud Well-Known Member

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    I take multi vitamins anyway so have just switched to pregnancy specific ones to make sure I'm still getting all I (we) need. I'm planning on taking them throughout.
     
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  5. flowers2014

    flowers2014 Active Member

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    Okay so I am taking folic acid till they run out unless you guys say I should go buy some more. They have 90 in a pack.

    I am getting rid of the pregnancy supplement as it has too many ingredients for my liking and I thought it was folic acid but it isn't.

    I am eating healthily but I am not walking outside much at all as it is very hot.

    What should I take for Vitamin D?

    And thank you all for your replies.
     
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    I have taken folic acid before I conceived then switched to pregnacare with folic acid in. Also took the ones with omega 3 in them for the first 3 months while the brain was developing. Taken pregnacare throughout as has added iron and my Hb has been good.
     
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    I took pregnacare throughout last time. Probably will this time too x
     

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