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Pregnancy and folic acid

(7 Posts)
gingerninja Wed 16-Jul-08 10:18:57

I've just got a suprise BFP and am quite shell shocked to say the least.

Because this wasn't planned I haven't regularly been taking folic acid (I've been taking a B Complex which includes it but I've been quite slack and miss it for probably half the week)

Is this a problem?

Don't think I felt this nervous with the first!

beansprout Wed 16-Jul-08 10:19:33

Don't worry, just start taking it now.

And congratulations!!!

gingerninja Wed 16-Jul-08 10:46:44

Thanks Beansprout

whiteorchid Wed 16-Jul-08 15:11:36

... and, assuming you have a reasonably healthy diet, you'll be getting some folic acid from your diet in any case, eg breakfast cereals, porridge, broccoli, brussels, spinach, peas etc, so don't worry.


gingerninja Wed 16-Jul-08 15:39:02

True, thanks

It's not sinking in yet

tinkhasagorgeousbean Wed 16-Jul-08 15:52:28

congrats that is great news. yep get onto that folic acid

Teuch Wed 16-Jul-08 15:55:32

congratulations. Just start taking it now - as mentioned, most breads are now fortified with FA and it is naturally occurring in lots of foods.

Make sure and get a proper Folic Acid supplement as I found that Sanatogen Pronatal (despite being quite expensive!!) doesn't ahve the recommended levels of FA shock.

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