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5mg folic acide after 12 weeks

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Denna81 Tue 21-Feb-17 11:39:53


probably a really stupid question so apologies.

My consultant said i could stop taking this at 12 weeks which I took to mean I could but didn't have to, and so i've just continued with my 5mg folic acid and Vit D supplement. I paid for the prescription so figured I might as well finish the course.

Pregnancy paranoia has me today at 14 weeks and i'm wondering if there are any reasons why continuing with the higher dose could be a bad thing?

Denna81 Tue 21-Feb-17 12:00:28

Ah sorry somehow managed a duplicate thread - oops!

sweetchilli77 Tue 21-Feb-17 12:46:06

im 31 weeks and still take 5mg Folic aspirin, this is because i have a higher BMI and its to reduce pre eclampsia i believe.

Also why are you paying for your prescriptions?

sweetchilli77 Tue 21-Feb-17 12:46:44

oh and i take Vitmmin D too smile

duxb Tue 21-Feb-17 12:54:14

I took my multivitamin which included folic acid all the way through my pregnancy. My baby is now 10 weeks old and is perfectly healthy.

MumBeth Tue 21-Feb-17 13:00:10

I asked my midwife of I could carry on taking my Pregnacare tablets that are meant for 1st trimester rather than buying the next stage box (I have two boxes as I forgot to pack the 1st box when I went away so I bought another). My midwife said of course I can, she said that it would be fine continuing the folic acid etc 😊 don't worry x

HellsBellsK Tue 21-Feb-17 13:02:12

I am on 5mg folic acid also, Vit D and fish oil. Doctor said to keep taking them all the way up and Im only to stop folic acid once my baby days are over.
But I do have a mild form of Spina Bifida so that could be it also.

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