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Slow rising hcg /folic acid?

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emjaylu Sun 15-Feb-15 15:58:03

Hi all, ive been taking just folic acid for the past 5 weeks (i am 6 weeks pregnant) i bought them as soon as i found out as we weren't trying for a baby.

I askedthe doctors at the early pregnancy unit if just folic acid is fine but ivebeen told by a couple of people i should take pregnacare instead? As it hasmore in it?

Can anyone advise me, this is my first pregnancy and i am 20.

I had low hcg levels at week 1 of pregnancy of 294 and 5 days later it was 494 so didnt even double, but when i went back they said it all looks like and i am 5+1 weeks.

Thanjs

SomeSortOfDeliciousBiscuit Sun 15-Feb-15 22:00:21

Taking folic acid on its own is completely fine, as long as it's the recommended dose of 400mg. Vitamin D is recommended too. Here's a link to the NHS page about vitamins in pregnancy.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/vitamins-minerals-supplements-pregnant.aspx

I don't know abut slow rising HCG, but if you've been told everything looks ok, I wouldn't panic too much.

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