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Folic acid, anyone still taking it?

(9 Posts)
weelamb123 Wed 11-Feb-15 19:56:45

Just that 17 weeks and still taking folic acid. Purely just because ive still got tablets left. Not sure if I should buy anymore if I run out? Xx

SnowwyJane Wed 11-Feb-15 19:59:24

I'm not really sure to be honest,
But I take the pregnacare tablets which has all the recommended folic acid in and I took them all through my last pregnancy.

Fattycow Wed 11-Feb-15 21:02:20

I am and I'm 19+5.

NickyEds Wed 11-Feb-15 21:21:48

I am but in our area you get enough multi vitamin and folic acid for free to last your pregnancy. I think it's only really needed in the first three months but I think you can but some for about £1 in Home Bargains.

AllAboutThatBump Wed 11-Feb-15 21:35:04

34+ 2 and taking Pregnacare Max which I think has folic acid in it. I don't think you need to take folic acid after the first 12 weeks - the guidelines all seem to say that it is most important before conception and in the first trimester - but I figured a pregnancy multivitamin couldn't hurt.

HopefulSmile14 Wed 11-Feb-15 21:37:51

My doctor says it's best for baby if you carry on taking them throughout pregnancy

CakeInMyFace Wed 11-Feb-15 22:02:33

Echo what hopeful said. Midwife told me today guidance has changed and to take folic acid all through as well as vit d, vit c and calcium. So a pregnancy vitamin basically.

KatySparkles Wed 11-Feb-15 22:13:47

I'm 20 weeks and still taking it. Had planned to continue throughout.

Tranquilitybaby Thu 12-Feb-15 00:37:16

Yes it taking it through to birth, but folate rather than folic acid as its more natural.

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