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Folic Acid

(8 Posts)
Noappointmentnecessary Wed 23-Mar-16 18:01:03

Unfortunately I haven't been taking my folic acid - mainly because I feel sick and can stomach it. How bad is this? TIA x

Mslg Wed 23-Mar-16 20:11:59

How far along are you? You only need to take it for the first trimester when the baby's spine is developing.

emmac3616 Wed 23-Mar-16 20:26:20

Yes, my obstetrician said it was only worth taking it for first 8-12 weeks... I was super sick so stopped taking it at about 18 weeks when I couldn't bear it anymore!

FoxgloveStar Wed 23-Mar-16 20:51:22

Are you so sick that you can't swallow a single small pill? sad

emmac3616 Wed 23-Mar-16 21:09:27

FoxgloveStar The folic acid itself can make morning sickness MUCH worse, pregnacare pills certainly can, not just the act of swallowing the pill!

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 23-Mar-16 21:10:47

Take it in the evening/some time when you're less ill? Or eat foods which naturally contain it maybe if you can.

letthefundusbegin Thu 24-Mar-16 14:21:47

You can get folic acid in liquid form, some people find this easier to keep down.

Pinkheart5915 Thu 24-Mar-16 14:28:05

Really it is recommended you take it but I think it is most important until 12 weeks.
If you are further along than 12 weeks don't take it if you can't but under 12 weeks I really would try your very best to take it

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